During the pandemic, I joined as a volunteer for Meals On Wheels delivering meals for the elderly. It's really expanded my joy of connecting and being able to help people. The small interactions and smiles (perhaps a sarcastic remark or two haha) make my day, and I truly hope I make even a small bit of their day bright as well. Everyone deserves to eat. Treating people with kindness is the most important thing we can do, especially while in a pandemic where so many are struggling.
Recently, I've learned to look for and appreciate the moments I'm content instead of reaching for the invisible bar I've set for measuring happiness. So much has happened to affect my mental health but if I can feel at peace in a moment -content- I'm proud of myself. The sun will always be there, even if covered by clouds. It won't be cloudy forever, and the best we can do is be kind to ourselves and others❤️