New beginnings…I’m moving

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Skyewaters.com is born. If you enjoy reading what I have to write, then head on over to my new website. I’m excited about this new chapter in my life and would feel honoured if you’d continue walking on this journey with me.

This will be my last post on here and I look forward to seeing you on the other side.

I’ve been given my wings and am ready to fly…Blue butterfly

 

P.S. Let me know what you think of the new site.

I’m still alive..!

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It’s been 18 days since I last posted Hydrocephalus: Wow moments and leaving a legacy behind.

I am painfully aware that I haven’t put out another post since then and would like to apologise to you, my followers.   Life has gotten in the way but…in a good way.  I’m working on everything I wrote about in my last post and making sure I stay true to my mission in life…to leave a legacy behind and hopefully effect change.  Pretty soon, you’ll be visiting me at my new site and I’m super excited to share it with all of you and the rest of the world! (God willing…)

Aside from that, I have an exam, which I need to re-write next Saturday (4th of June), which has me a tad stressed as I haven’t found the time to do what I need to prepare for it fully.  On top of all that, I have fulltime work and family life, which all require my utmost attention and…now I feel like I’m just making excuses but hand on heart…it’s all true.

I am most thankful and happy to report that I am still managing to Stay afloat as my Hydrocephalus symptoms hasn’t given me any problems…touch wood!

All this makes me realise that life happens, and sometimes, it requires us to perform a juggling act of note.  Fortunately, I am passionate enough about this blog to see it through and promise – I won’t leave you hanging.

So this is me…signing out but not until I’ve personally told you – I’M STILL ALIVE..!

 

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Hydrocephalus: Wow moments and leaving a legacy behind

Journey of life

Talking to a colleague of mine the other day, Ravi K., the discussion stumbled across me having Hydrocephalus. His curiosity peaked, I cautiously explained what it is and how it is treated. It was quite amusing to hear him repeatedly say “So you’ve been cured” leaving me to explain that there is no cure just treatment, each time. He looked amazed…

These kind of discussions unnerve me to a point, at the onset at least, but eventually I reach a level of comfort. It’s unnerving because being in the corporate world and having experiences as I’ve had, unrelated to my condition, have made me aware of who I can entrust this information to and who not. Blatantly put, fears of being judged or even losing my job are at the top of the spectrum. This fear is probably born out of a paranoia that people will think me useless…which is what I feel (sometimes), regardless of the fact that I know I’m not.

However, the need for me to educate and share with the people I’m surrounded by, about this condition and causing a ripple effect in the big pond of this world we live in…is so much more important.

Here’s why:

  • There’s not a lot of knowledge about Hydrocephalus, not many people have even heard of it and more importantly, it does not change who I am if they know.
  • Whatever reaction people have to finding out about my condition and what I’ve had to endure and still do…well, that’s up to them.
  • Nothing I say or do will change the outcome.
  • I have not found a person who has been put off when I tell them I have a medical condition with no cure, just treatment. In fact, their reaction is quite the opposite.

They’re intrigued, curious and majority of the time I see a shift in the way they treat me. All positive though.

There’s always one or two who are just complete idiots, I expect an encounter with them. The people who have the ability to shrink your confidence to a grain of sand and make you doubt yourself, even if it’s only momentarily.  They don’t deserve such power in any way or form, so be aware of them.  These people, I cut off at the “limb” and move on…no loss felt because it’s not a reflection of who I am but clearly shows who they are.

If there’s anything I’ve gained from sharing my story, it’s the fact that I walk away feeling stronger than I do most days – emotionally, spiritually and mentally. I feel “proud” of what I have been through and more proud of the fact that I’ve actually accumulated “Wow moments” along my journey. Many people have a bucket list and feel the need to go bungee jumping or skydiving…for me, it’s surviving every day and getting to spend as much time as I can, with those closest to me.

I’ve said before, I won’t let this condition get me down (we all have our bad days) but it’s the getting back up and saying “Hell yes! Bring it on” or “Why not me” that gets my juices flowing and adrenaline pumping. I could very easily give up and I would probably be justified in displaying anger at God for cursing me with this wretched condition. But, let’s be honest, it’s not gonna get me anywhere now is it. I think all it will do is turn me into a miserable old cow and that’s not how I want to go through life or be remembered.

Lately, I’ve been on a mission to fill my jar of “Wow moments” (bonus if it turns out that I fill more than one).  A journey where I get to leave something behind for my children. A place where they get to go, long after I’m gone, to connect with me on another level. I most certainly will die one day (as all of us will) but leaving these posts behind, these living breathing words, will be a testament to what and who I am. I will leave them (this my children know) but for me, it brings satisfaction and immense peace to know they will have a piece of me for as long as they live.

For now, it’s this blog. I’ll be starting a website soon (watch this space) and fill it with all things related to me. This will be my legacy to my kids. They will be able to visit with me whenever the need arises and feel me close to them. Yes, there will be things that they should probably not know about or be reminded of but what is our life if not filled with both the good and the bad? I’ll be the first to say, life is NOT perfect…Bad things DO happen to good people and I am living proof of that.

The experiences I’ve had, am having, will have, are all what define me as a person. We all have them, these are the chapters of our lives, the stories we all have to tell, one way or another. Hopefully there’s something others can learn from, improve on and even steer clear of.

What legacy will you leave behind? Do you think it’s worth leaving a tiny footprint (your own) on the path of life?

Go on…give it a go.

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“Enjoy life Today because Yesterday is in the past and Tomorrow is never promised…”

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These words are what I’ve been saying to myself on a continuous basis since a few days ago. I am a natural worry-head, procrastinator and generally think too far ahead into the future. I will be the first to admit, this has driven my stress levels up and on one too many occasions, has threatened to leave me at the brink of insanity. If I can’t predict the outcome of a situation, then I don’t feel comfortable. (With that said, I haven’t been too far off the mark quite a few times…just saying).

I normally analyze things to death purely because I feel like I need to be prepared for whatever comes my way (or might come my way).

I recently reminded myself of the words at the topic of today’s post. Why?…well I don’t really know. Maybe it’s God speaking to me or maybe I’ve just reached a point where I’ve really just had enough of the lemons life is handing me and simply can’t take it anymore.

Whichever it is, I’m going to give it a go.

So, here’s what I decided and what repeating these words to myself means:

Yesterday…it’s done and dusted. Nothing I try will bring it back and there’s no changing what did or didn’t happen…I need to accept that. I close my minds door on it and move on. Besides, dwelling on it might just deliver way too much regret for me to live with…leading to a constant downward spiral as I would have added some more baggage from all the yesterday’s gone before. Having this approach, reminds me of the movie 50 first dates with Drew Barrymore. She woke up each day having totally no recollection of the day before because it “never happened“. Imagine that!

Tomorrow
…well that hasn’t happened yet and it’s quite possibly in the “Too far ahead to think about” category. So I’m making a conscious decision not to think about it or plan for it. I might not even make it to tomorrow for all I know, which is why I accept that “Tomorrow is never promised“.

Today…now here’s the exciting part for me. It’s the start of a new yesterday. No matter what I didn’t manage to do yesterday, today gives me an opportunity to start all over. I get to try again or start something new. The way I see it, Today is filled with so much possibilities and opportunities. If I get to do at least one thing of value, then I will feel as if I have achieved something. At the moment, I’m trying to do this with at least every aspect of my life. For example:

At work

I try to do at least one thing that will add value to either the business or one of my colleagues. For instance, I ended up giving my laptop to a colleague as he will be working off-site for the next 2-3 weeks and we only had a Tablet spare. (For context, part of my job is providing IT support/Admin to the members of our greater team). It helps him to do what he needs to for the time that he’ll be away. It also solves a problem for management, no matter how big, small or insignificant.

As an example, I got this, this morning: “Morning, I have to compliment you. Wanted to do it before, but got busy and forgot. When you were handling the phones, I got my new one in two days. Every time I ask something you give a quick and proper response / advice. Thanks for that.
It’s these little “surprises” in my day that adds the value for me. It really doesn’t matter who I helped or what it is that I’ve done but a thank you such as this…warms my heart and nourishes my soul.

My family

I’ve been working on a new idea to improve our lives. It requires that I put in some time, energy and effort from my side to make sure I give it the best chance of success. It’s work in progress though…(I know it sounds a bit vague but if you were to try this, I’m sure you will be able to find something that will be relevant to your own situation). It might be that you do a small act for each member of your household to help them out. The best part is, you don’t even need to be creative when doing this because it’s all about making the next persons life a little easier through an act of love.

Myself

Even though I’ve put this last, it’s by no means least. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.

Because of this new way of thinking, I’m putting my own well-being first. I am important and as I said before, “I will be the first to admit, this has driven my stress levels up and on one too many occasions, has threatened to leave me at the brink of insanity“. By all accounts, reaching this point is not worth it…EVER!

It requires me to do much needed evaluation of my life in general and make the required changes for the better.

This doesn’t come so easy to me right now but I believe that I can get back on track by purely showing myself some much needed TLC. How often don’t we go through life putting others first and skimping on the love and care WE so rightly deserve? One thing that sticks in my mind is having heard people say “I’ve lost myself in the process” or “I don’t know who I am” or “I need to find myself“. I don’t want to be that person…

The way I see it, I’ve got nothing to lose and only myself to gain in the process.

What do you do to maintain balance and a level of sanity? Have you been successful in holding onto who YOU are?  More importantly, are you enjoying life Today?

 

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It’s one week to go to Christmas. Have you found what’s most important to you?

ChristmasI’m sitting this morning and reflecting on how things have changed since I was a child. There’s been a definite shift in how I see or view what’s important at this time of the year. I’ve crossed paths with so many people…people from different backgrounds, circumstances and beliefs. A time when so many celebrate the birth of Christ that has made us thankful for this time of the year. A time where others, who do not subscribe to the belief of Christ and religion…celebrate this time of year for different reasons. It’s a celebration nonetheless. Regardless of what we do or do not believe in…we have one thing in common.

It’s a time of giving, a time for sharing, a time to spend with loved one’s but more importantly…a time to be thankful.

There are so many things that I am thankful for. And, it’s the things that cost nothing, which mean the most to me. It’s the fact that someone takes the time to do a selfless deed for me, the fact that others take time out of their busy day to make my life easier. The phone call or text message just to say “Hi. How are you?”.

I love Christmas and I love giving but it is also very stressful. I wish I had all the money in the world to buy gifts for all the people in my life just to show them how special they are to me. Unfortunately, I don’t have that kind of money and it frustrates me at times. However, this week, I decided that there must be an inexpensive way to show a few people in my life, that I appreciate them too. A way to say “Thank you for being there at a time when I needed it most. There’s a select few people who have over the last couple of years, been a real support system to me. I decided to bake some biscuits and bottle them up. This is no real big deal right? However, this idea soon delivered a challenge of it’s own but I was determined to get through it.

I mixed up the batter for my batch of biscuits and just as I was about to press them out onto the pan using my cookie gun/press…it broke! This was not the way I had planned for things to go, in fact, it was a nightmare to do. This particular biscuit recipe, is not one that can just be rolled out, pressed and placed into a baking tray. It took some serious improvisation to get these cookies baked and I literally stood in the kitchen over a two day period making them. I went to the shop to return my broken cookie gun/press, hoping to get a replacement so I could continue the next day but they had none in stock. I knew I needed to get the rest of my biscuits done if I was going to make up the rest of my gift list as I really want to deliver these biscuits today. I soldiered on and in the end, I have an end product and am looking forward to visiting these special people in my life. They have no idea that I am coming and when I look at each jar of cookies, I think, it’s really not such a big deal. Then I remind myself, I have made these with every good intention and put so much love, energy and time into them…I just know that it will be appreciated. The smile on their faces will be “thanks” enough for me.

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 This year, Christmas for me, is about showing the people in my life just how much they mean to me. It’s about letting them know that, even though I might not always say it or show it, I do love and appreciate them for who they are. We all contribute in one way or the other, no matter how big or small, to the next person. Being thankful for what you have and more especially the people you have in your life, is key to a happy life.

Have you found what’s most important to you at this time of year?

I hope and pray you will all have a blessed and Merry Christmas.

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What are we doing to each other?

viewI look around and see the beauty of the place that I now find myself in. However, that beauty means nothing in a world cluttered with hate, crime and copious amounts of destruction.

What has this world become? When did life lose its value and become something no more than a piece of garbage? People kill each other as if it’s a piece of dirt they’re tossing into the trash can…worthless and of no use to anyone. Communities are ripped apart by selfish hatred of others purely because of what they believe in, the colour of their skin or what their forefathers had to endure at the hands of others. The cycle goes on and on and seems an endless pit of never ending pain.

Man is truly its own worst enemy.
I’ve come to realize that this life is dumb and somehow we, as humans, miss the point of what it’s all about. What future do we offer to our children when we bring them into such a broken world? I too am guilty for having brought my kids into this world…

Clouded by the euphoria of having a new baby, a little extension of who I am to carry on my name. Well…what is that name worth if it only gets a short time to reign? Or, even worse, has to endure any form of pain at the hands of another. A thought I cannot stand to bear…

Imagine a world where none of this crap existed. Where people live in peace and harmony and life is sustained by giving life without concern. I left my home country purely for the fact that I feared for my children’s safety. It was a fear that, literally, drove me to the point of no return. Do I regret the decision I made? Well…yes and no. I now live fearing for the family I left behind, wanting them to be safe more than anything in this world.

I feel as if I am in limbo. But, more than that, I feel anger. I am angry at the idiots who run countries, who allow the violence and crime to continue and allow the state of people’s lives to perish at the hands of their greedy evil ways. A day has 24 hours and there are 365 days in a year. Do they really have a leg to stand on in saying these decisions and “change” take time? I call Bullshit!

Is it really about money? Man has found a way to make money out of paper and coins, and attach value to it. It’s just dumb to say there’s no money to help the world out of its pain.

We have even been blessed with skills to heal and fix the broken and ailing, yet medical care depends on what you can afford to pay. Public systems, which actually help people without charge are drowning under the predetermined processes and stupid system of how that care is administered. But that, in itself, is even more bullshit and in the end it’s us who suffer.

The country I live in now has one simple “way of life”, which I believe is part of their secret to success. People don’t interfere with the next one. Bad things still happen here but the scale is nowhere near to what I personally have witnessed. If you see something of value, which doesn’t belong to you, you leave it alone. This is the simple rule I teach my kids. When we came to this country, they jokingly said things like, “let’s steal it“. It broke my heart because this is what they had come to know.
I am happy to say, with time, they don’t have that mentality or desire. They have changed their ways and see the world differently for the better. If only others could adopt that same mentality. It’s a small step but one in the right direction, I believe.

If man can also realize one thing…we are never free. No-one is…

We are held captive by the fact that we sell what is most precious in life…our time. We (majority of people) go to work, do what we do for the greater good of someone else (your boss or company shareholders). The time we get to spend with our family in the end is limited and goes by so quickly. That time in itself, is predefined by the jobs we hold to pay for anything of value we do together…without it, we have nothing.

Life is only for the rich and wealthy…most of us yearn for that and go through life sadly never attaining it. Yet, we remain hopeful…holding our breath for “One Day“.

Bearing witness to the torture surrounding us all, around this world, I can’t help but pray for an end to mankind. It seems the easiest solution.  I suppose it’s normal to question the existence of God when all these things have been going on for years without end. People have lost faith, some never had it and others…well I guess it’s just easier to go on day by day pretending that all is well with the world because it doesn’t affect them directly…YET.

I don’t have the answer to it all but I would take a guess that if mankind changed their mentality and actually made an attempt to making a success of this thing we call life…I reckon we could see a change. Why should there be rich, poor or homeless people? Why does life have to be governed by what benefits others and not all of us? Why are there classes of distinction and why, oh why, is there a need for greed, revenge and crime?

I feel ultimately helpless in the whole equation and yet, it is with great conviction that I say…To hell with all extremists and inflictors of misery and pain. More importantly I say this, to anyone who actually has the power to change the state of the world and yet stands by watching it burn to the ground…To hell with you!

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KEEP YOUR LIFE SIMPLE, ORGANIZED AND ENJOYABLE

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The picture I have in my head of what my life should be like as opposed to the way my life actually is, are two very different things. Opposite in fact…

When I look around at my physical surroundings, I see clutter first and foremost. When I look inside at my thoughts, I see clutter…painstakingly so. I don’t really know if there is much I can do about the clutter of thoughts but this is something I will work on at a later stage.

The clutter in my life feels like its weighing me down and is definitely not something I want for myself.

This morning, I woke up and uttered the words “I feel like cleaning up because I don’t like the mess…everything needs to be put in it’s place. And, if it doesn’t have a place to live, the bin will be its new home”. I was thinking out loud. The funny thing about clutter is, it literally saps your energy and weakens your mood. So what does that say about me? It’s no wonder I always feel like I have no energy or am in a less desirable mood…most days.

For starters, I know I don’t like it. I’ve watched shows like Hoarders and have made the normal comments of “What’s wrong with these people?” or “How did it get like that?” Granted, I’m not at that extent but hey, I’m sure even the worst hoarder had to start out somewhere right? Am I possibly on my way to joining that elite league?

Coming back to the picture in my head…

I see a life…(you guessed it) clutter-free. No physical baggage, no emotional baggage…not even spiritual baggage. I am free of ill-thought and live my life in peace and harmony. I eat well, I exercise, I am even HAPPY! I believe that I can have that kind of life. I believe that I can change my surroundings because it is within my power to do so…however, realistically speaking, I do have a 5-year old at present, in my house, who is used to leaving her toys all over the place. Drawings, pens, artwork, etc decorate the tables and chairs from time to time. I suppose this is just a form of conditioning that needs to happen…or a phase that needs to pass. Whichever way, it’s something that will change…I pray it does.

I used to have a friend who’s house always seemed spotless. She had beautiful furnishings, the kind I would not trust having around a young child…because accidents happen and her stuff was expensive. With that said though, there were at least 2 rooms in the house, we never entered…the lounge and the dining room. These rooms looked like something out of a glossy magazine. At the time, I thought that this is also not the way to live…but, I did admire it from the outside. However, she managed to raise a daughter in that environment and never had a breakage. So it can be done…

How do we accumulate stuff?

For starters, I for one don’t throw things out. I hold onto everything. I still have school books from when my husband was in primary school. How I inherited them, I honestly don’t know…even worse, it managed to follow us from one country to the next. I haven’t thrown out my own kids “stuff” from when they were in daycare either. Hmm…now I wonder if this will become my “daughter-in-law’s” baggage too one day. NO! I am the one who will need to put an end to it. There’s one thing to be sentimental and it’s entirely different just being a hoarder. If it doesn’t add any value to your life, then why keep it? If it’s not functional in your day to day existence, why hang on to it? Strangest thing about all of it is, when I do decide to physically throw things in the bin when spring cleaning, it feels so liberating, good, and physically lightens the load on my shoulders. I know the advantages of getting rid of the clutter and I know that all it takes is a few hours at a time to make a dent in all the unnecessary things I’ve accumulated.

I don’t think my kids will hate me for throwing out their things one day. Especially since I hold onto them “in case they want to have it one day to reminisce”…I think it’s just a means to hold myself hostage. I don’t need it and I’m sure as hell they won’t either. In fact, I’m hopeful that they will remember the clutter, which surrounded them as they were growing up and thank me for not bringing it into their adult life.

As for organized…this is something that I always thought I was but there are times I prove to be the opposite. If I were so organized, I would at least be able to know where something is when I look for it. This is not the case most days (though I do attribute that to my poor memory, most days). I would simply love an organized life and an organized system of how to manage physical mail. I have not yet been successful in identifying a system for what’s important and what’s not. I keep everything in boxes and half of the stuff (no, more than half) I’m sure I don’t need anymore or ever will. My Inbox looks exactly the same…though in my defense, it doesn’t help that Gmail allows it’s users that much storage space either (this is Me, not looking for a scapegoat…I swear). I will persevere…and, I will find a way to get my life organized. I will succeed because I want it badly enough.

There is one simple reason why I will be successful in my endeavors…the last part of today’s topic. I want a life that is Enjoyable, one where I can sit back and thoroughly enjoy the finer more important things that come with each new day. We only get one chance at this life and before we know it, it’s over. I think I deserve at least that much from myself…don’t you?

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Getting rid of your sins

My friend (Gaurav Sharma) who, every morning on his way to work, throws out some bird seeds to the birds at the train station.  When I first saw him doing this, I commented on how nice it was of him to do.  His response “I’m getting rid of my sins man“.  I thought about this for a while and smiled.  He was serious about what he was doing and ever since that first time, I’ve seen him doing it every day.

(The photo’s in today’s blog are of him, which I took while he wasn’t looking).

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I simply love the way the birds come flocking to him even before he’s thrown the food on the ground for them.  I even commented one day, noticing the number of birds on the spot where he normally throws the seeds, and told him they were already waiting for him.  He just smiled and proceeded with his morning ritual.

This gesture warms my heart whenever I see it.

Gaurav2At home, I’m forever making sure never to throw leftover bread out because “it’s for the birds“. My husband just shakes his head quietly.  For me, I feel a connection to nature and everything God created…and this brings me that much closer.  So in hindsight, I get why Gaurav does it…

There are many people in the world who need help, love, kindness and a little bit of care.  If you have it within you to give just a little of your time, money or food to someone (animals included) then why not.  You’ve got nothing to lose…and, who knows, you might just be getting rid of some of your sins.

I for one am not perfect and fail at many things.  However, I try and believe that a little act of kindness goes a long way.  No good deed goes unnoticed.  Life doesn’t always have to be self-serving…the potential to make an impact on someone else’ life is huge in contrast to the size of a small act of kindness.  I guarantee you, it will not only benefit the receiving party but you will feel good about yourself as well.

Sins are baggage, which no person needs or deserves to carry.  We make bad choices or decisions in life and they impact our lives negatively, or the lives of others.  Sometimes a simple “Sorry” (even to ourselves), does go a long way but sometimes, it’s just not enough and we need to work a little harder.  The key is to make a start…no matter how small.

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APPRECIATE WHAT OTHERS DO FOR YOU…

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Do you have people in your life who do things for you? It could be anything really…big, small or (in your opinion) insignificant. Have you ever spared a thought to them?

Thought about the fact that they took time to do said thing for you or on your behalf. Whether they succeeded, failed or took a little longer than you expected…they did it nonetheless. Stealing time out of the hourglass of their life…for YOU!

Did you say thank you? Were you sincere? Did you truly appreciate their effort? Have you ever thought them to be a nuisance in your daily schedule or made them feel less than insignificant? Are you guilty of belittling the next person and then as if that’s not enough…never go back and apologize for being a certain way?

If you are ever one of those people who walk around with an air about them and thinks it doesn’t stink…I’ve got news for you – it reeks from a mile away.

P.S Nobody likes it.

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If you are at the receiving end of this abusive behavior…I have this to say.

I don’t get how some people go through their life making other people feel like they are a waste of air. It is a sign of weakness as far as I’m concerned. They must lack something in their own lives or be broken in some way. Their false attitude and camouflaged sincerity makes me sick to my core. They hide behind false smiles on beautiful faces but, their stinky attitude makes them ugly inside and out. These are the people I prefer not to associate with…sadly, some of them are part of your life for whatever reason and you have little choice in having to interact with them.

In this regard, my advice would be…ignore them because they are not worth your time or emotion. They don’t deserve the best or worst of you in any length of time. Also, don’t stop being a nice person because they don’t know how to react to kindness. Granted…some of these people can change and they are the ones you don’t need to give up on. Others though, truly are toxic to you and will eventually break down your goodness…

Walk away, you’ve lost nothing – but, they have.

More importantly, remember to be appreciative in return when someone does a time saving deed for you…it’s the most priceless gift they can give you.

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PRACTICE PATIENCE, COMPASSION AND MINDFULNESS – – EACH AND EVERY DAY

Patience

We never know what life will throw our way…there’s also no guarantee that we will be strong enough to handle it. People go through tough times, and the scale just varies. Imagine a time when you were at your lowest point, when nothing seemed to make sense and you just couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. At that time…do you think it would’ve helped if someone showed you just a little bit of compassion, patience or mindfulness? I’m willing to bet it would. Sometimes it’s harder to Pick yourself up when you’re down, even when it’s hard.

We’ve all been there…Times when we felt like we were knocking on Hell’s door. Alone, scared and directionless…maybe even like the whole world were conspiring against us. But, somehow we managed to get out of that slump and carry on with life.

Take a look at the people around you, people you work with or even people you live in the same house with. These are the people who you spend the majority of your daily life with. Are there any signs you can pick up on? Maybe they are hiding behind a smile or seem distracted and their thoughts seem somewhere far away. Do you just walk on by and pretend not to see what’s right in front of you? Maybe it makes you a little uncomfortable…and that’s OK. Maybe you showed interest and they don’t want to talk about it with you…that’s OK too.

It doesn’t mean you should stop…show compassion, show interest and most of all…be sincere. You might just be in the right place at the right time.  Read my other blog on Lesson in Compassion and Empathy…Can you afford not to show it?.  It’s the smallest things that make the biggest difference…and, each one of us has it inside to effect positive change in someone else’ life.

You’ve got nothing to lose…it will not only make the other person feel better but you will feel good about yourself until the next opportunity. That’s Karma right there (Do good things and good things will come your way).  The great thing about it is, that there’s not much effort required from you.

Give it a go…

Karma

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