Thoughts on the road
The sun is shining, the road lies like a straight line through the landscape. Old music is playing on the radio giving us time to think about all and nothing. We are blessed to have four weeks of vacation this summer. By law everyone that works full time get five weeks of vacation to use per year here in Sweden. This is quite unusual in other places in the world.
We are also blessed with a good Internet connection in most areas. This means that I can wright and publish this blog without waiting to long for the connection to work. For those who live the laptop lifestyle, they can travel wherever they want in Sweden and still make a living. Not everyone has that luxury. Most people are stuck with working for someone else or are depending on others to buy their services and products from the store that they own.
We are also blessed of earning a good salary that we can live on even if we still are working for others. We can afford to own a RV and to travel for weeks in it without thinking to much about the cost. This is not always the case for people.
Pay it forward
This good life of ours makes us think about how we can pay it forward with things that matters to people. Everyone, even less fortunate people can make a different in someone’s life with a smile or a helping hand when needed. Making someone else smile, even for just a moment can make you feel good. Maybe its just the small things that matters the most. Some kindness, a friendly word or helping out to make life easier for people in need.
What if we try to do one small thing for another person every day? Wouldn’t that be a good start of paying it forward? We absolutely need to work on that, its so easy to forget when the days pass you by. We are all so busy with work, living life with all the things that come along when trying to make the best of it.
What if we all make a commitment to help and be kind to someone every day. You can come a long way to just give someone a smile, a nice compliment or a kind word. Its not that hard if you think about it but its easy to forget such a simple thing.
Be kind to yourself
If you make this commitment, don’t be too hard on yourself if you forget to take action and make someone smile. You can always start over when you remember again. That’s the best with living life, you can always start over and make better.
Always be aware, you are good enough what ever you think about yourself. Everyone has things they can change to make better by themselves but don’t do it all at once. Chose one thing and do that until it’s a habit. Then you can start with the next one. Improving yourself to be the better version of you is never wrong if its something you want to do for yourself. Don’t ever let anyone else tell you what you need to do, the only person who can do that is you. Be careful not to judge yourself though, you are good enough, smart enough and don’t let your personal mind put you down. We are always hardest on our self, most of the time. Just be kind to you and give yourself a brake sometimes. You are worth it!
Inspired of our journey?
If you feel inspired of our journey, we hope you will start your own trail forward to find your way to your daily inner smiles. If you have any questions, you are welcome to ask them, we may not have the answer but together we might find some way forward. You can use our email address with this link firstname.lastname@example.org to make contact.
See yaaa all next time and remember to find your smile!