“Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.”
Through challenging times like these, not everyone struggles. In fact, some of you may be doing just fine thank you very much. If you are, celebrate that, and don’t feel guilty about it either. And, if you have the capacity to help others through the lows, what would that look like for you?
Watch the video below for three ways you can use your powers for good, and perhaps inspire good actions in others… or read the transcript that follows.
Last week I talked about the craziness of the Covid-roller coaster, and why – even after all these months – it’s okay to not be okay. Watch that video here. This week I want to flip that narrative.
Hey, Michelle Cederberg here, reminding you that it’s also okay to be doing okay. And if you are, you shouldn’t feel guilty about it.
If, for instance your job is intact, or better than ever, or you love working from home and you’ve made it an amazing experience. Or maybe you’re someone who has stepped up their health and fitness regime over the past several months, or you’re an introvert who really doesn’t mind less socializing. Or maybe you’ve got a great support network. Whatever it is, if you’re cruising along and life is good, don’t suppress that just because people around you might be struggling a bit more.
Instead use your powers for good:
ONE. Reach out to one or two of your friends, who might appreciate a “Hey, how are you doing?” And it’s never about trying to solve their problems, it’s more about being a listening ear, and asking quite simply, “How can I help?”. That goes a long way for someone who’s having a down day.
TWO. Consider volunteering a little of your extra time, energy or even money to a community organization in your area that might need a little bit of a lift; The food bank, or meals on wheels, or a women’s shelter for instance. Heck you could even donate blood, and that’s going to help a lot. If you’ve got the time, energy or money to give, consider doing just that.
THREE. If things are going well for you, keep doing what you’re doing and embrace an attitude of gratitude every day. This Covid roller coaster experience is different for everyone. Through the highs and lows, help when you can, ask for help when you need it, and trust that we are all going to get through this, if not a little stronger, certainly a bit wiser.
I’m Michelle Cederberg reminding you that we’ve got one chance to do this life, I say Dare to Live It Big, and dare to be okay with being okay!
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