Happy Monday, folks!
Welcome to post #153 and week number four of 2022.
We are almost through January already.
No, seriously though.
Like, how are we already through a full month already?
I literally can’t handle it.
And in my typical Sunday evening fashion, I am cuddled in the couch in my blanket, The Golden Girls playing in the background, and candle burning to bring the scent of Christmas once again into the living room of Sunshine Cottage.
I’m also getting incredibly sidetracked by watching videos on YouTube, so I really need to focus because it is almost 10pm and my eyes are getting heavy.
Okay, it’s time to grab your favorite warm morning beverage and cuddle up for some quick words!
Last week, during my travels to Vegas, there was plenty of downtime for thinking while on the plane rides.
And as someone who is super anxious about flying, I tried to occupy my mind with as many different entities to keep my mind off the fact that I was 32,000 feet in the skies.
And in the middle of those anxious feelings about anxiety, I started to think about one, singular word.
What a deep, heavy word.
It is one that I will admit I’m not always the best with, but during these flights to Vegas, I realized a few things about trust.
I realized that I had to put my trust in the pilot, flight attendants, and the entire flight crew to master their craft and get all the passengers on all the flights to their destinations safely.
I realized that I had to trust that the flight crew would be properly prepared in case of an emergency if something were to arise during the travel.
It’s funny because if you think about it, people who fly on the daily have to put their trust in random strangers that they have never before met in their lives to help arrive safely to wherever it is that they are going.
That is like the highest level of trust.
It’s like an extra glorified trust fall because pilots and flight crew are usually people you are meeting for the first time.
And putting my trust in these individuals helped ease the anxiety of the flights I was experiencing.
What we could all accomplish in life if we just had a bit more trust in each other.
Trust was something I thought of so much while in Vegas and it was amazing when I thought about how many moments throughout the few days where I had to use trust.
-Trusting that the workers in the restaurants we were eating food at were preparing food properly for us to eat.
-Trusting that all workers and employees of the hotel were keeping everything safe and sanitary at all times for an enjoyable experience.
-Trusting the Uber drivers we utilized were getting us to our destinations safely in the city.
-Trusting that Devin would be able to make sure we got home safely to the hotel after a late night in the city.
I feel like I’ve never been the best at trust. I’m not sure if I can pinpoint where exactly that comes from, but I can tell you that some of it stems from experiences I had with boys either lying to me about not being gay (when I would later find out they are), or just not being honest over the years.
I’m someone who likes to have control, so it can take time for me to loosen up and just let go and…trust.
If I can put my trust in complete strangers to fly me all across the United States to the West Coast, then I should be able to put my trust in anything.
Trust the process.
Trust that God knows the plan for my life is meant to be.
Trust the friends in my life are there for a reason.
Trust that love will always overcome hate.
Now, if you noticed, the blog title this week was called “The Power Combo of K and T.” Well, if you haven’t figured out yet, the ‘T’ was for trust.
So, what is the ‘K’ for?
Well, keep reading!
Last Monday, the world celebrated the life of Betty White in what would’ve been her 100th birthday. I continue to be overwhelmed with emotion about her not being with us anymore on this Earth, but I can’t help but smile when I see all the beautiful tributes that continue to be posted in regards to the life of grace, compassion, and kindness that she executed with her 99 years of life.
And that is the ‘K’ for this week.
If there is anything that you can do in the world when you wake up in the morning, please choose kindness.
I continue to be saddened by the constant news stories that I see where people have chosen hate over kindness.
I continue to be saddened by the divides that continue to grow and expand between people.
I continue to be saddened by the fact that people in this world just continue to be rude and arrogant in their remarks with each other.
So, I will continue to fight for the fact that we need to practice kindness more than ever.
I will promise to work on my trust for the 2022 year if you promise to work on spreading kindness in your daily life.
Trust and kindness.
Kindness and trust.
They are two words that we need to continue embracing on the daily.
Now more than ever.
I’m begging you.
They are two words that I will continue to embrace as I embark on my 2022 journey.
Challenge yourself to trust.
Challenge yourself to spread some kindness.
Challenge yourself to change the world with the power combo of ‘K’ and ‘T’ as you embark on your own personal 2022 journey.
Sprinkle sunshine always,