Lately I have been trying very hard to find balance in my life. That means not working too much, but also not playing to much or being too lazy. That means trying to be healthy, but not trying to hard. That means sleeping well, but not too much. That means being careful what I put into my body. Let me tell you, it has already made such a difference in my life. When I have a day of balance, it makes everything amazing and makes me feel amazing. I get so much more done and I don’t feel tired. I think so many of us pump our bodies full of caffeine, food, over-activity, and stress in hopes of feeling like a superhero. I can promise you this, these things will not make you feel like a superhero. What will make you feel like a superhero, however, is balance. Find balance in your life, understand yourself, and take care of yourself. It’s so important.
It breaks my heart to think of all the amazing ideas and stories people must have had throughout history, with no means to share them. We don’t have that problem anymore. Regardless, even if nobody is there to appreciate it, you should tell your stories. You should take your ideas and see where they go. If you don’t, they will be lost.
It’s so hard to step back from a disagreement and see it for what it is. It’s also hard to understand where someone you disagree with might be coming from and have patience with them. You don’t have to agree, but try to realize that (most of the time) people are not trying to be bad, hurt you, or do something wrong. They’re usually trying to do the opposite. We’re all only human.
It’s amazing how many people there are in this world. All of them have stories to tell, interesting perspectives, and incredible creativity. We’ll never be able to appreciate them all, let alone all the lives that have existed throughout history and the lives that will exist after we’re gone. Just something to think about…
(Featuring some of my readers who have asked to be drawn in a comic! John, Sheila, Courtnee, and Angus)
You will meet so many people throughout life. It’s so easy to push them away, get annoyed with them, or even hate them because they are different. This happens all the time on an individual and global scale. If we could get to a place of mutual respect it might pave the way for more love, tolerance, understanding, and peace. It is such a simple thing, and SO important. Let’s get there together.
There’s very little that you actually have control of in your life. However, you do have control over your mind. I’ve always thought of the mind like a muscle. You can train and improve it, but you have to put in the effort! It’s so easy to assume your thoughts are unchanging and simply true for you. You may hear someone say “I can’t help the way I think.” It can be a hard battle, but you can change how you think. If you put in the time and exercise your mind, you will be surprised how your thoughts can change and how much of a positive effect it can have on your life (and the lives of others close to you).