Sunday, July 29, 2012
Lately for whatever reason probably divine intervention that lovely song :Reach out and touch some-bodies hand make this world a better world if you can , keeps playing over and over in my head.
It makes me realize that whatever you are going through be it good or bad there is always a chance to help someone . Helping someone can only take a minute, most times it doesn't cost a penny.
Three years ago I was going through a very rough time on top of it I couldn't let go of a horrible incident that happened thirty years ago. It was effecting my life in a big way. I was very negative and un trusting. I really was only living a half life.
Well one day a message come in the mail and it said May the rest of your life be filled with joy. At first I laughed and had a snarky attitude about that statement . I said right hogwash. How could a ruined life get any better.? So I read the message again and again. I thought were does one go to find joy.?
So I thought back to when I was a kid before the horrible incident and thought of what used to make me happy. Here is what I came up with, the wind and sun on my face. Jumping in rain puddles and dancing in the rain. Rolling down hills and jumping in leaves. Riding swings as high as you can and bikes as fast as you can. I did all this things and yes, they were filled with joy.
Next I wanted to find things I could find joy in today. A simple walk with my dog and my ipod and all my favorite songs. A day at the beach. Watching children play. Eating supper with my family. Really looking at the neighbors flowers.
All easy simple things and little by little I got my joy back and it grew. I was no longer a negative person no longer afraid. All because someone took the time to write me a message that said may the rest of your life be filled with joy. That person did something that doctors or physciatrist or my family and friends could not. That person changed me forever from a victim to a survivor.
So I am here to tell you that you also have the power to change a life. Smile at someone who is sad .Hold someone's hand . Like someone's blog. Tell someone they look nice today ,or you are proud or pleased about what they have done. We all have the power to change someone's else's life forever. So Remember.
Reach out and touch some-bodies hand make this world a better world if you can.
May the rest of your lives be filled with joy my friends.