A Little Bit

A little bit of positivity goes a long way.  Whether it’s finding the silver linings of situations, or simply remembering the life you live is for you. 

A little bit of self care goes a long way.  Whether it’s meditation, or enjoying a personal hobby for some quiet time.  Always make sure you have some semblance of order in your self.

A little bit of wisdom goes a long way.  Whether it’s knowing not to put tomatoes in a fruit salad, or knowing opinions are not facts.  Being wise in your choices for you help make living a little bit better. 

A little bit of self control goes a long way. Whether you’re trying to quit smoking, or trying to stay out of a frivolous argument. Knowing how to contain yourself has a more positive result than none at all. 

A little bit of compassion goes a long way. Whether it’s acknowledging a passing stranger with a smile and nod, or donating/volunteering for people who may need a little help to get back on their feet.

A little bit of trust goes a long way. Whether it’s going out of your way for someone you’ve just met, or putting up a free library/pantry.

A little bit. It makes up everything. We are one race on this planet. We all live, we all love, we all hurt, we all heal. As time goes on politics, religion, bias, and prejudice will realize how little bearing they have on our closeness. How insanely connected to one another’s soul’s we are. How harmonious weve been living this entire time. 

The divide and conquer “technique” only works on a few and those are the few we watch on the nightly news. Whose segments are on repeat until we feel out of harmony with those around us. Turn off the television and talk to people in real life. Not about what was on the screen but about one another. Talk about aspirations, interests, animals, children, food, nature, what each of you is grateful for. It takes time to form positive habits, but once they are formed the hard part is over. 

All in all be good to yourselves and one another. 

-Tobin 

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Saturday Rambling

So I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the current state of things in The United States. The current state of all human beings on planet Earth. The easiest thing for me to do is keep myself in my little bubble. I then realize we are all on this planet at the same time, experiencing life together. This togetherness is nothing to be afraid of, it is something to embrace. We are ignoring the horrible things, or at least trying to hide them so we can pretend they aren’t happening and feel like we are alleviating ourselves of responsibility for what we are inflicting on one another. I’m sure anyone who is reading this can think of something happening right now or something they’ve done they wish they could take back or stop.

I know love makes the world go round, but lately it feels like its stopped moving entirely. We are all still here though, which is awesome. That means we still have time to be better.

Of course I’m not without fault, I’ve let my emotions get the better of me one too many times than I’d care to admit. I’ve said, done and felt things I really wish I didn’t. All there is left to do is stop myself and think through whether or not its worth the time and energy delve into those thoughts and emotions at that time. Or even at all.