I guess considering the number of flights I took in the past month, I have to say I feel grateful to be alive. With one more flight to go before I’m home, and with the risk of it disappearing into thin air, being shot down, getting abducted by aliens, or whatever else is happening I would like to leave you with this message… be loving. Find love in everything and everyone and everywhere. It is the opposite that makes us kill, hate and treat each other like garbage.
I don’t like to speak ‘politics’ but the problem with our world is that we don’t think there’s enough love to go around. The problem with the Arab world is that we hold on to anger and have marinated in it for too long that we have forgotten why we are angry, to begin with. Just judging by the way people drive you can tell there’s a huge gap that needs to be filled.
I quietly hurt as I read what is happening in Gaza and other parts of the world but for a change… now… I don’t feel helpless, cause I ask myself ‘what can I do to help and change what I don’t like about this world?’ I ask ‘how can I make a difference in my part of the world?’ And I AM doing my part and owning up to my responsibility.
The problem of a nation comes down to the problem of the individual and the family unit. If we all do our part, this will be a better world…powered by passion rather than hate, anger, and greed. Be loving my friends, be honest with yourselves and with others, and most importantly, Be You… and all will be well.
The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times. -Zig Ziglar
Across the span of the past week or so, a series of events in my personal life has made me admit that I’ve been guilty of being ungrateful. All my focus has been going outwards to other people around me and I’ve slacked on the work that I should be doing inwards. What a horrible realization to know that you are ungrateful. It hit me like a wall of bricks. I don’t want to be an ungrateful woman. I don’t want to be that person. What kind of an example am I setting for people around me, for clients, and even for myself?
Now, in my defense… (it’s my blog, so yes I totally get to defend myself all I want) … I have been so worried about so many things personally and professionally that it was just too much to handle. My obsessive-compulsive perfectionist self is disillusioned with how much I can take in one go. My mind wants to make me go go go and my body can’t ever catch up, thus the health problems surfacing as well. But alas, what use is it being an empowerment coach if I can’t utilize all the tools I have to yank myself out of that state and back into my ‘happy bubble’?
What to do? What to do?
It’s been going around in my head for the last few days and I thought I should do something radical to shift things around. I want to get back to being happily centered and grounded and to take on Zig Ziglar’s advice, I’m going to do that through gratitude. I am going to take the next 5 days (not necessarily consecutively) and express sincere gratitude to 5 people who have changed, impacted, inspired, motivated, or shaped my life in the ways that they did. Whether positively or negatively, their impact has made me the person I am today. For that I am thankful. I’m going to blog it so I can keep myself publicly accountable.