Happy Friday! How was your 4th of July? I hope that you surrounded yourself with Delight and that you were able to Cultivate Playfulness 😊
Another week is in the books and the official 2nd half of 2018 begins. Can you believe it? It is amazing just how fast time flies! This half way point is a great time to step back, reflect and take inventory of your past activities and commitments. Those that are leading you in a direction that is fulfilling and you choose to go; continue them. Those that are leading you down a path that isn’t fulfilling or aligned with the direction you want to go; change them.
Importantly, this time can also provide you an opportunity to reflect on WHO has helped you get to this point and WHO will help propel you forward as you continue your journey. Additionally, think about WHO you can support and help reach their goals. Friends, colleagues, and family are a very important part of your life and they encourage, support and help you accomplish your goals and aspirations; just as you help and support others.
We all need one another. Often times, you may think that you should “go it alone”. At times, you may also feel that you are burdening others when you reach out; but that is not true. We are all socially connected. We all want to lend a helping hand. Do not deny others the opportunity to assist you and also, do not miss an opportunity to help another. You have many gifts and talents to contribute to others and others have many gifts and talents to contribute to you. Being surrounded with people who help you GROW is what life and living is all about. There is strength in our differences and there is comfort in where we overlap.
No matter what age you are or what your circumstances might be, you are special and you have something unique to offer; a listening ear, words of advice, or support with a task, etc. Every little bit counts. These contributions make the world a better place to live for all, and in the end, your life is more meaningful!