Monday morning, boss is on vacation, I’ve got a bagel in one hand, tea in the other and I log into Facebook to see a friend has posted the following:
“For all my family and friends, whether close or casual. Everyone will go through some hard times at some point. Life isn’t easy. Just something to think about..did you know the people that are the strongest are usually the most sensitive? Did you know the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? Did you know the ones who take care of others all the time are usually the ones who need it the most? Did you know the three hardest things to say are I love you, I’m sorry, and help me? Sometimes just because a person looks happy, you have to look past their smile to see how much pain they may be in. To all my friends who are going through some issues right now–let’s start an intention avalanche. We all need positive intentions right now. If I don’t see your name, I’ll understand. May I ask my friends wherever you might be, to kindly copy and paste this status for one hour to give a moment of support to all of those who have family problems, health struggles, job issues, worries of any kind and just needs to know that someone cares. Do it for all of us, for nobody is immune. I hope to see this on the walls of all my friends just for moral support. I know some will!!! I did it for a friend and you can to. You have to copy and paste this one, NO SHARING… If need be, I can send this status to you in a message for you to copy and paste to your status.”
I’m no stranger to anxiety (I’ve written about it a little bit here) and while my levels have never reached a point of real concern most of my anxiety stems from feeling mistreated by someone or someones or not understood which generally makes me feel lonely. We’ve ALL felt it, we’ve ALL experienced it. Dealing with my anxiety has caused me to not only lash out at my relationships, but reevaluate my friendships and learn when its important to step inside yourself and make a change before anxiety becomes depression.
And while I wholeheartedly believe its not one’s decision to be depressed, I do believe someone has can make a conscious choice to be happy which is why I’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon to prompt happiness and document what makes me #happy over the next 100 days. There’s a lot bad ish in the world right now, it’s time to just focus on the good.