Smile when the world is groaning

Many things have happened this week. The theme for this week is to keep going even if the world seems to be against you.

Notice that I said the world SEEMS to be against you. I did not say the world is against you. There are several reasons why I used the word seems. First of all, we teach others how to treat us. If we never show support and caring for others, we cannot expect others to care and support us. The second reason why I say seems is because our perception is not reality.

How many times have you seen someone staring at you in a strange way only to find out later that the person is nearsighted and did not even notice you standing a few feet away? How often have you gone to the store and smiled at the cashier, only to get an otherwise serious person to gift you with the most beautiful smile back. Think about it. How much of your perception that the world is against you, real? Are you sure? Do you really have no support?

I can tell you from personal experience, that every time I start a new journey (like living my home country to start again in the US at 43 years young), for every person that thinks I am crazy, I have another that wishes they had the guts to try something new. There is a lot of fearful people in the world. They might show their fear as lack of support when the reality is that it is something about them that they have to work through.

So what is my message to you today. When you are going for your goals, smile no mattter what. When the whole world seems to be groaning, smile and keep going toward your goals anyway. I can guarantee you, most of the time, it is not about you. The rest of the people in this world, have their own concerns, you may or may not be a priority to them. What better example for them to follow than to see you achieving your goals and smiling all the way through.


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