@200WaD Topic of the Week: Letter to my younger self by @seunoyebode
Holy @200WaD Updates!
Wow, 23 days since my last post and sooooo much has changed! I'm loving the updates! Activity
I was setting up a post for @Twitter and guess I got stuck on the fact that a picture is #Worth1000words. I was rambling on and it was getting ridiculous, so here I am. I'll grace you guys with the presence of my #ramblings. (And I'm procrastinating other things. Please, don't tell my boss.)
Not Always Easy to Smile
It's easy... to be mad about the car cutting you off, almost causing a wreck.
It's easy... to be frustrated that your kid didn't turn in their homework, again.
It's easy... to be bothered by your boss who just refuses to learn your name.
It's easy... to be irritated with a spouse who just can't read your mind.
All of this can make you miserable. If you're miserable, you're likely to attract... you guessed it, more misery! Misery loves company, right?
Wrong! So very wrong!
Okay, well, maybe misery does love company, but that doesn't mean it's a good thing. Sometimes misery can be too much, unbearable, hard to handle, and even inescapable. I'm hoping this isn't the boat your in, but if it is I am here for you*.
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If you've been there, know that it only makes you stronger. You now have the ability to empathize with others. Use your experience to help others. If you've never been there, be willing to listen and learn from those who have or still are. If you're in denial that mental health is important, check out this article from Ella Botting.
A Lighter Note
Do you remember how you felt the last time someone genuinely smiled at you? Ya know, the one where you actually felt like they noticed you and cared. In order to get this feeling, our brains assess other's facial expressions, shapes, and emotions. According to Buffer, this is how we detect whether or not a smile is real or fake.
A real smile has quite a few benefits. It has benefits for you and for anyone you may be smiling at. For all involved, happiness-inducing hormones are released. You could say smiles are contagious and possibly addictive.
On a cloudy day, create and bring your own sunshine. Be the ray of sunshine that saves some else's life! Don't sell yourself short.
If you see somebody that's hurting, don't look away, and if you're hurting, even though it might be hard, try to find that bravery within yourself to dive deep and go tell somebody and take them up in your head with you. - Lady Gaga, 2019
JPG one smile = 2,000 chocolate bars = 16,000 Pounds Sterling = $25,000 -Forbes
It costs $0.00 to be a decent human being | source: link
IMG The role model you needed
We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. - Mother Theresa
-Fake smiles aren't fooling anyone
-Be the role model you needed
*I mean this with every fiber of my being. I'm not trying to be cute or cliche. I will help every way I possibly can and then some.
If you or someone you know feels hopeless or like they have no reason to live, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for help and support. 911 will also work
#22Kill #BeThe1To #BeThere #YOLO #ShamelessCliche #Inspire #NoMoreOops @800273TALK
On average, 22 veterans commit to suicide every day. -22Kill http://www.22kill.com/about/#/mission-and-history
- 22Kill - http://www.22kill.com/about/#/mission-and-history
- Lady Gaga on Mental Health - https://abcnews.go.com/culture/story/lady-gaga-sends-strong-message-mental-health-grammys-60982846
- Power of Smiling - https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsavitz/2011/03/22/the-untapped-power-of-smiling/#814d3417a67b
- Science of Smiling - https://blog.bufferapp.com/the-science-of-smiling-a-guide-to-humans-most-powerful-gesture