Monday, November 23, 2015

Adaptable You

"A simple definition of life - Being able to adapt to everything until you just can't anymore."

Susi Bocks

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Do Goodness

In the moment of someones need, offer a spark of hope. Be a catalyst for good, whatever shape that may take. It's in the hesitation or absence of fulfilling their need which sends them deeper into their despair.

Susi Bocks

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

I'm a Natural Beauty...

... because of the things I do, the way I contribute. 

Beauty is in action.
What we do and how we treat each other.
It's ideas commanding positive change. That doesn't require a certain look. 
The mindset we bring to the table is we won't settle for "ugly" in our actions outward.
So change the dialog...

It's time we stop looking at people as if how they appear somehow matters, really. Looks don't mean anything! Who a person is and what they do reflects more about their beauty. 

  • Does your presence put people at ease?
  • Do you engage with others? 
  • Accept their humanity?
  • Does your beauty reflect back at you when you're on the right side of an issue?
  • Are you there for people in any way you can be or however they need you to be?

I want a different world which speaks a new language. Changing how we superficially view ourselves can be the start of it.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Sabotaging My Happiness

There are moments when pure joy is a part of my day, but it doesn't seem to last long. I've always wondered why it didn't. Over the years I've realized many times I've prevented myself from a continued enjoyment of those moments. "But why?" I would always ask myself. The only thing I could come up with was I may not have believed I was worthy of happiness, and so, found ways to ensure that it was short-lived.

After reading this quote by Albert Camus, I had to rethink that. My inability to sustain happy moments or my subconscious wish to cut my happiness short may really just be my nature. I'm a very empathetic person, as well as having an activist bent about me. This, quite possibly, keeps me thinking I can't have prolonged happiness if those around me aren't experiencing it. The self-sabotage may be subconscious guilt.

It's odd. Discovering this one thought written by someone long ago, before I was born, has the power to change how I will perceive and react to future happiness. But finding it may also be a wonderful gift to me.

Thank you, Albert Camus.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

To Feel The 'Just Right' Amount Of Good

Life is an ever changing and incredibly delicate dance. Hopefully we can find the
balance between our desire for comfort and the feeling of safety while we go
 about enjoying life to the fullest with excitement and enthusiasm.

To always be able to have what we need and go for what we want.

Susi Bocks