Consider the idea that you are in one picture frame of your life right now–that’s just it, one frame. And while that frame might look overwhelming or render you numb or any other negative emotion…it is simply one frame. The frame, however unbearable, WILL pass.
Mathias Mehl’s findings regarding our tendency to find happiness through small talk may be true, but if that small talk signals another to lay down on the metaphorical Freudian couch, perhaps we need to refrain from trivial banter with people holding sharp objects.
How you feels matters, so make your inner state a priority. Reading these words now, you can choose to relax your shoulders and smooth your forehead; you can choose to take a deep inhalation and focus on things you find pleasing. The butterfly effect of these small inner changes creates unseen yet impactful, significant consequences to the world around you.
I look at Jim McIngvale, owner of Gallery Furniture. Every day and night, McIngvale opened the doors to his furniture stores, offering anyone who didn’t have food, shelter, heat or water to come by his store and stay as long as they needed. One never needs a reason to be thoughtful nor search for an excuse to defend it.
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