I just read in U.S.A. Today that Utah has the largest number of depression cases per capita of the 51 states! This article jolted me back to my senses because lately I have been a “little” down. I’m not sure whether it’s the holiday season or just feeling overloaded. So I to have to give myself time to think and be alone.
When I just let my mind go without any directions I stumble across people and events in my life where I wish I had done some things differently. Then I pause at certain events or persons to have a conversation or rerun the movie. Then I can feel a sense of calm come over me. I can remove the judgement of myself and just allow me to be the imperfect person I truly am.
In spie of my imperfections, I have many close, trusted friends. I have family that would give me the clothes off their backs. And I have two close friends who love me unconditionally. I’d say I’m pretty well off. Yet, this feeling sort of hangs there with less intensity but reminding me of a life well-lived with many learning lessons.
When I take time to appreciate the little things that are free, but earned through honesty, trust, and love I begin to get some idea what being a human is all about. Like my health, friends, family, and events that have made me successful from sources I have no control of or clue of where they originate. I am convinced that as long as I appreciate and honor the little things in life, the big things will take care of themselves!