In today’s episode of “what’s going on inside Tonya’s head”.
Today I went for a walk… And here’s what came out of it.. Besides these lovely scenic shots of the Mississippi River:
In my job I get a chance to hear about the real struggles and hardships that people go through in life. Real stuff. Hard stuff. Life changing and world-turning upside down kind of stuff. Things I couldn’t imagine going through. It’s Teaching me a lot of things. One thing for sure is that I. Am. Blessed. No if’s, ands or butts about it. My life is pretty freakin spectacular. Yes, my job is stressful… And my life isn’t perfect. And I don’t always take the opportunity to realize that I am blessed. But I am. More recently I’m learning that everyone you meet has a story. You really have no idea what people are going through. People go through challenges and struggles and life can kick people around. Relationships crumble, jobs cause stress, bank accounts empty, things break down, people get sick/ hurt, we make mistake. Life happens. I don’t need to know exactly what people are going through to do my part in not making the situation worse. A simple smile can turn someone’s day around. It’s really the little things in life. Also you never know when it will be your last chance to make a difference in someone’s life. People come and go in your life… Take the opportunity to make their life a little better (guess what… It will makes yours better too!).
Something else I’ve been thinking about recently is death. It’s true. Why? Because I thought I was going to lose my kitty.
Made me think. You really never know when your last day will be. Why not make every moment and every interaction count. Be kind to people. Love unconditionally. Hug tighter. Laugh more. Life is simply too short and very precious. Ps. My kitty (Fat Cat, as I affectionate call him) is alright.
Bottom line. Life isn’t always easy. I’m going to try not to add to the difficulty. Maybe smile at a stranger. Keep my attitude in check and choose joy. Is this easy? Nope! Because we are all fighting battles. We ALL go through crap! Am I perfect at it? Heck no! But I’m going to try…. I think it would be beneficial. I think this pretty much sums it up.