Thursday, December 22, 2011

Observing

There are days when I go about training/work/life and just notice people throughout the day. The guy in front of me in line buying eggs, the old lady walking by the ocean, or the girl running past me in the opposite direction. I tend to be a fairly happy person. It works for me. But the times when life gets rough often make me realize there are a lot of other people in the world who are hurting.

I am reminded that maybe a few kind words or just a smile might be enough to somehow make the day slightly more bearable for the person taking my order for coffee.

Christmas tends to be a busy time of year. Overwhelmed sometimes does not seem an adequate word to describe the chaos of work, training, shopping, parties and such. And yet I believe it was meant to be the best time of year - the time when I can remind others how much I appreciate them. I can pause to thank friends and family for allowing me to lean on them, laugh with them, or maybe for putting up with me.

May you have a very Merry Christmas. Take time to sit back and just observe everything around you. I hope you can see through the good, bad, complicated or otherwise and enjoy the day for what it is.

6 comments:

Steve said...

You are happy a lot, and I love that. Merry Christmas to your family, and you. :)

Christi said...

Merry Christmas!

Andrea said...

I am going through a tough time this Christmas, and it's easy to become absorbed in my problems. Yesterday I walked through the cancer center (where I work) and saw a woman in a wheelchair, visibly upset/scared, and a man kneeling next to her, compforting her.

True perspective. Appreciative and thankful for all I have going for me, even when the going is rough.

Meg said...

You(and S) are two of the kindest people I know, thanks for your upbeat posts and wishes, Merry Christmas!!

Lisa said...

Your positive outlook is infectious :)

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Lovely post Charisa! Merry Christmas to you two!