Tis The Season
We just passed the winter solstice, a time of year when many holidays are being celebrated. It is traditionally a festive occasion for most, but it is also the time of year for much depression and self injury. We build these holidays up to be larger than life. That is the way of tradition. Expectations build, then crash with the realization that nothing is different today, nor will it be tomorrow. If we want any additional joy in our lives at this time of year, we must take some responsibility for bringing it. This doesn't have to be difficult. Receive some joy in the coming days by giving some joy. Random acts of kindness afforded strangers pay big dividends, especially now. The long teeth of winter have yet to put their stiffest bite into us, but with the solstice past, the sun will rise a few seconds sooner each day, set a few minutes later each afternoon. Take that light, invest it by giving it away to a stranger today.
David Blaine [7:57 AM]