(Hopefully, a message of hope)
It is overwhelming how many things we have to remember on a daily basis. It is overwhelming how many things we have to be careful what we say and do. Pretty soon it will not be illegal or frowned upon to be yourself, your original self. Kind of grim and pessimistic, but hey, that’s where we are heading if we take humor, love, compassion, and intelligence out of daily life.
Laugh at yourself, you are a funny thing. You look funny, sound funny and the things that you do are funny. Realize what is funny to you and laugh. Find the humor in life because there is some. The world can be so overwhelming that we forget to laugh and giggle once and awhile. Plus, it burns calories.
Love yourself, love the ones around you. You don’t have an eternity here, so love your family, your friends. The body you’re in is the body you were meant to be in. Embrace it and take care of it because it will get you far. Find the parts of yourself that you love and learn to love the parts you’re not too fond of. The world can be so overwhelming that we forget to love who we are and the people around us.
Be compassionate to others. Everyone is fighting secret battles with themselves. Some people are up against physical or verbal threat. Try and see everyone in the same light, treat them the same. Everyone deserves compassion and respect. The world is so overwhelming that we forget to see past someone’s exterior and to care for our fellow-man.
Be intelligent. Seek knowledge, seek truth. Don’t stop filling your head with information. Knowledge is powerful and useful. Knowledge is beautiful and desirable. The world is so overwhelming that people forget that they still need to learn. They still should want to gain knowledge and information, for that is what makes us stronger.
The world is overwhelming, life is overwhelming. We have to acknowledge that it’s not supposed to be easy or beautiful. It’s supposed to be challenging, eventful. That is what makes it all worthwhile, the journey.
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