Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
That’s what hangs on the wall of the lab that I go to once or twice a week to get my blood tested. I have seen my fair share of labs, doctor’s offices and specialist’s rooms in the last few months than I have my entire life.
I chuckled and thought that saying was pretty amazing.
Confucius was a bright guy indeed.
If more people did this, the world would be a much better place.
Often times, people forget their humanity. They forget that they, too, are fragile beings that in an instant could have their lives changed forever.
Sympathy is lost, empathy ceases to exist and everything is taken for granted.
Things we take for granted every single day.
The simple act of breathing.
For me, breathing hurt, I simply couldn’t.
I think of all those who are out there and who fight their bodies every day to survive.
I think about all the people out there who don’t have what I have.
The holiday season is around the corner and this is often times when the majority of us feel “charitable” or remember to be. Which is fine because any help goes a long way. But, I think that if you extend your kindness every day of the year to those people you come across every single day, it can do wonders.
No monetary value needed–a smile, holding the door for someone, giving up your seat on the bus or subway for someone who needs it.
Most of all patience.
You never know what battle others are fighting in order to wake up every single day and face the day.
I think that what I have been through has changed my perspective on many things, this being one of them. Whenever I have a bad day, I thank God that I am still here to experience it.
Even if everything seems to go wrong, I’m still here.
Random acts of kindness can do so much for people who are fighting to be here.
So, for 365 days each year, wherever you go–go with all your heart.
Til then, cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.