Hey, hey, we're the Monkees
And people say we monkey around
But we're too busy singing
To put anybody down!
Do you all remember this song and this show from the 70's? It was one of my favorites. I loved their music, lighthearted and fun.
Don't you wish everyone could be like this, too busy having fun to put others down.
Nobody knows what issues people are dealing with each day.
Nobody knows the journey that person has taken, and how hard it may be to get out of bed each morning and face they day.
Let's choose kindness each day, Let's choose to lift each other up, instead of tearing ourselves and others down.
I was at a commitment to care class on Monday and I watched the best clip on empathy I have ever seen.
Brené Brown talks about empathy vs sympathy. It really spoke to me. I am an eternal optimist, but I saw myself as the person always painting the silver lining and saying "at least,,," Sometimes, people just need a hug and no words, just a place of understanding that the other person is going through a tough time. I will remember this in my work life and as well as my personal life.
Spark Friends, I know many of you have tough roads and big mountains to climb, but I hope that you find love, kindness, understanding, encouragement and inspiration here each day as I do.
Find some special friends, I know I have many and I start my day each morning thinking of all that SP has brought to my life. The friendship, the joy, the amazement of real connections.
So I just want to say you are all wonderful just the way you are today. I hope your journey will be good, there will be bumps, there will be flats, there will be huge hills, there will be good times, there will be rough times. But hang in there, keep on fighting to be the best that you can be, because we are all worth it.
Be kind and find joy! My motto each day. Now let's get out and monkey around and have some fun!!