10 Things To Make You Smile

I had a panic attack today.

Nothing specific to the moment prompted it. I was drinking a dark chocolate and coconut latte contemplating what I wanted for lunch, and despair hit me like a wave.

As bloggers or social media influencers or weirdos screaming into the void, whatever we are, we talk a lot about products we’ve tried, restaurants we’ve loved, and movies we’ve seen, but we don’t always talk about the unpleasant things we all face.

Sometimes we have panic attacks. Sometimes we wake up grumpy, and nothing goes according to plan. Sometimes we feel hopeless about the future even though things seem to be going perfectly. That’s natural. It’s normal. You aren’t a freak for feeling this way.

We, the human race, have been through a lot recently. I’ve personally been through a lot recently, and I’m sure the same is true for a lot of you. So I’m placing several posts I’m writing on the back burner to say this: you aren’t alone. Someone, somewhere, feels the way you feel right now. Maybe it’s even me.

Sometimes we need to stop and reflect on the good things out there so the bad things don’t overwhelm us. It’s not the same as ignoring what’s happening in the world; it’s a form of self-care, and it’s vitally important.

Let’s all take a break and enjoy the good in the world. Think of it as spring-cleaning for the soul.

We all live under this sky. All of us.
Is there anything cuter than a sleepy kitty?
Or a basket of puppies?
Look at this view. This is real, not Photoshop.
Nourishing your body nourishes your soul.
There are so many good people in the world, and we are all part of that global community. How can you make it better?
Human beings just like us built this city from rock and metal.
There are so many gorgeous places just waiting for you to visit them.
We live in a world filled with gorgeous plants like this one.
Don’t worry about the future right now. Take a deep breath and enjoy the present.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Thank you for coming to my TED Talk. 😉

One thought on “10 Things To Make You Smile

  1. Thank you for this post. It’s so easy to forget the wonderful things in life when you feel like you’re drowning in the bad. Like last night when an elderly man entrusted me with his service dog while he got up on stage and sang karaoke. Wolfie is an absolute gentleman.

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