Life can be pretty nuts. Not only do we have to worry about what’s going on in our own lives, but there is also the human suffering that we all see every day – and a lot of that is not just somewhere “out there” in the world, but here at home.
So, what to do? How can we deal with all of this? The stress of just daily life can be overwhelming. How can we find some form of serenity? There is only so much that we can do as individuals. Yes, there are letters to write and petitions to sign, but how do we find a way to cope with the stresses that need to be dealt with?
Personally, at the end of the day I realize that there is only so much I can do to influence what’s going on “out there”. I try to influence people who I come across each day. If I think that someone who I don’t know looks really nice, I’ll tell them. Just the look of surprise and happiness that I see on their faces lets me know that even though I may have hesitated to give them a compliment, it was the right decision. And, although talking to a total stranger is hard for me, it was worthwhile. So, let me know what you do to throw a little happiness out there in the world. I’d love to hear your stories and advice.