Each and every one of us is in a constant effort to feel loved. That feeling that helps us to believe we can do anything. To feel that feeling that gives us purpose and meaning. We all want to feel important. To feel in control. To feel confident and empowered.
And whether we realize it or not, we all take actions, and speak words to help us achieve these feelings. These feelings of success, of beauty, of pride, of wealth.
We can turn real mean and angry and puff up to gain that feeling of power and control over others. We might seclude ourselves and cry and feel depressed until we get the attention and love that we need. We might throw a big fit and turn into toddlers to get our way, out of fairness. And, we might bully or hurt others (on purpose) to gain that feeling that ‘justice has been served.’
I work with children everyday, and one thing they have taught me is that everyone just wants to be loved. Everyone! We all want to feel special. We all want to be comforted when we feel down. To be praised when we do something noteworthy.
So let’s start today off right. The next time you know someone is having a rough day, give them a hug! Ask them how you can help. If someone just accomplished something big in their life, give them a high-five! A pat on the back. Some positive feedback. And if someone is feeling down, lend them some words of encouragement.
We don’t have to pretend everything is grand in our world for fear of others being spiteful. Be real, and others will be real too. They’ll choose to respond and you’ll choose to be grateful when they do.
I love you so much!
I just know that we can become the change we want to see in the world, and it starts now with our words & actions toward others. Let’s show our love and kindness to everyone, so that our world might be a kinder world because of it.
Peace and love always,