Touching Lives

I began an odd practice as of late, where I consciously look to positively touch the lives of 5 people a day. There is no science to it, but it seems that I focus on going that extra mile, listening more intently and saying kind things. It is so easy to be judgmental and look to the negative, but I am retraining my brain and behavior to have a gentle inner world.

The greatest challenge I find with this intention is making sure that the 6th person I add to the blessing list is myself. As givers it is in our nature to love others at the expense of ourselves. I have started to ask myself clear questions to define how I wish my days would progress, so that I can align my actions accordingly. Life is getting crowded again as it always does with research paper submission time and product development for nonprofit collaboration coming to a close.

I tend to add so many more things to my plate then I should, but ‘how do we know we can’t handle it if we do not try’. I wish I could just sit back and save my energy, but for me saving energy turns into stale emotion and thoughts twirling to insanity. It is in my action that I can convert such matter into exciting possibilities. I don’t take things so seriously these days and allow myself to follow a trail to the pot of gold in experiences. I drink life to the last drop. Not sure why I do, but I don’t ever want to stop.

After sleeping in random places outdoors, to running from wild dogs, we made it to the end of the Around Bali Challenge.

After sleeping in random places outdoors, to running from wild dogs, we made it to the end of the Around Bali Challenge.

Friends coming to support and run.

Friends coming to support and run.

The finish Line! 300K for me, 535K Valentine Lily, 150K Sara Giraldo.

The finish Line! 300K for me, 535K Valentine Lily, 150K Sara Giraldo.

No shower or fresh clothes and sweaty, but it was worth every tear I cried.

No shower or fresh clothes and sweaty, but it was worth every tear I cried.

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