We are bombarded by tens of thousands of media messages daily. We even have miniscule handheld gadgets and crazy fingers that fly faster than the typing secretaries we see in the old black and white movies. As if our desktops aren’t enough, we feel the need to remain “connected” to any new technological advance, and constantly have the media in our face. Sadly, we are exposed to all the negative energy the world has to offer. No wonder we are so tired.
As a result of this exposure, the state of the economy, the politicians’ barrage of empty promises, financial strife, etc., we all seem a little angrier and much grumpier than we used to be.
It’s no different for those settling an estate. Everyone feels a particular piece was sentimental only to them, or “Mom always wanted me to have that.” Heirs go into the division of assets with the image they will always get what they want and this simply is not the case. Arguments of what has value, differences of opinion, who-gets-what, things disappearing in the night … all of this happens because our loved ones failed to plan ahead.
Obstacles abound every way we turn. Frustrating? Yes. A reason to go out into the world and make everyone miserable? NO!
Mom always said we can make a choice how we behave out in the world and inside ourselves. The next time you see someone walking around with the weight of the world on their back, make a choice and give them a great big smile. It’s amazing how something so simple can have such great impact on them … and on you!
© 2011 Julie Hall