"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." - Plato
I've taken a little break from blogging this last month and a half-ish for no other reason than because I needed to turn inward. Tune everything around me out and focus on myself. Like a lot of you, I share my kindness easily and openly. I say hello to passing babies and dogs, smile warmly at older gentlemen with great hats, open the door for strangers and buy sandwiches for hungry people. What I'm not always so good at is sharing this same kindness with myself. This summer has been an experiment in doing it anyway.
You see, these have been a rough couple of months and I've had some hard battles to fight. But I am here to tell you that when you remind yourself over and over again that tomorrow will be better, tomorrow eventually finds you. And mine has found me. What did I do until it did? I put one foot in front of the other, I read a lot of books, I floated in the pool, I hugged my boyfriend, I cried on the phone to my mom and I walked my dog. That's right, I was kind and patient and loving. I was all the things to myself that I would be to a friend, a client or a stranger. And as kindness does, it worked.
What did I learn during this time? I'm glad you asked. I learned that even when we are at our most miserable, we remain resilient; I learned that joy is always around the next corner... or at least the one after that and I learned that I have one hell of a cute dog (see for yourself in the photo above).
So, let's stop moping around and get on with it, shall we? Great. See you back here soon. More blogging, good news and happiness to come.