Deep thoughts from the coffee shop today 💕
We never know what anyone’s going through, so why not be kind and lift them up? Think how you would want someone to treat YOU while YOU were at a low point, and act accordingly.
And yes, it is that easy. Kindness is easy, free, and infinite.
She’s referring to depression, here. And she’s right! Talking to someone, asking for help, admitting you aren’t feeling happy or like yourself… NONE of these things are signs of weakness.
It takes a TREMENDOUS amount of strength to share what’s going on, to admit you aren’t happy and need help.
If YOU need someone to talk to, or just someone who will listen, I am always here. No judgment, just compassion and a friendly shoulder to lean on, because life is tough and we are all in this together.
You matter, your feelings matter, and your life matters 💕
Truer freakin’ words…
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told I’m too sensitive, and I used to see that as a bad thing, but not anymore!
The world NEEDS more sensitive, empathetic people. It’s HARSH out there, and it’s so easy to feel alone, but we are never alone!
Less looking down on people who are sensitive, more looking up to people who can see outside their own problems and show compassion for others 💕
Get to the bar at Obrycki’s, order a coffee and a wrap, I say please.
It comes, I say thank you. She does a double take and I didn’t know why.
While eating, I decide to get a mimosa, so I order it, and I say please, followed by thank you when it promptly arrives.
Later when my plate was empty I put my already used boarding pass and asked if she could please throw it away for me, thank you.
She says something I don’t fully catch (airports are LOUD), so I ask her to repeat it. She said (she had looked at my boarding pass) “you’re one of the nicest New Englander’s I’ve met, everything you asked for was accompanied by ‘please’, and everything you received was followed by ‘thank you’ and a smile, and it’s really nice!”
Society, have we become so rude and entitled that saying please and thank you are the EXCEPTION, not the RULE? Because that’s unacceptable! It pained me to see such a sweet bartender so surprised by MANNERS.
If you are making a request, say PLEASE. When it’s met, say THANK YOU. It’s THAT simple!
The holiday season is just so tough. Losses feel more profound around this time, memories flood your emotions…
But maybe instead of telling people to snap out of it and get in the holiday cheer, maybe offer them a hug, a kind word or something?
Most are not trying to be Grinchy. We’re not trying to bring anyone down. It’s just a hard time.
We could all use a little extra love 💕
(Yes, there are exceptions; some are just Grinchy, like this guy 😉)
So happy the holidays are making some people extra friendly, kind, patient and generous…
Just kidding, it’s making some people absolutely nuts!
Luckily not everyone is like the majority of people I encountered today!