Reality Reflection: Tired of Doing Good?

There comes a time in every week, sometimes more than once a week when I just feel like it’s all in vain.  Do you feel this way?  That no matter how hard you try, how good you are, how much good karma you try to create, how many people you help, how hard you work, how much overtime you do, how healthy you eat, how nice you are, how patient you are, how much money you throw at something that it’s just not enough?  I get frustrated hearing from person after person that they want to know the best way to help, the best thing to do and then don’t take the the advice no matter how many times they hear it or how good it is. Then there are the people who just want to know the best shortcuts to take when there is no shortcut that will make up for actually doing the work or helping out people.  Feeling that frustration yet?

Maybe it’s something much simpler like trying date after date only never being able to find someone who really fits you, trying book after book and not being satisfied, visiting house after house but not finding one to purchase, or trying restaurant after restaurant and not finding any you like.  It may not seem like a big deal to someone else, but it could be really important to you.  Sure some struggles may not matter in the scheme of things, like picking a restaurant or buying a new pair of socks, but they do matter.

But just when I get too frustrated with the state of the world or my life I’m reminded by a kind message from a friend, cute puppy or bunny video, positive news from a charity I support, a compliment from a boss/client/coworker, a special moment with my partner or a quiet moment in nature that there’s still hope for the world.  The funny thing is that sometimes you have to go look for that hope, it doesn’t always come to you.  There’s nothing wrong with you for needing a little confidence boost on occasion or needing the support of others. The reality is we all need to be reminded of the good in the world.  What good have you seen lately?


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