Friday, June 19, 2009
Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand
Well what an off week Justin and I had. However, I'm glad to be back on the blog and posting. Good to have some normalcy sometime. Then again, I don't know what's sadder. The fact that my regular life is normal or the idea that being a Plus One is normal for me. Then again, is there really a normal? If every day and everyone is different, I don't see how a norm can exist. But I digress...
As I wrap up this, my third week of tenure on Justin Plus One, I have been touched by the story Justin shared in his last post. So instead of typing up some witty, self-indulgent tripe as I am known to do, I'd rather leave you with a thought to carry you through the weekend and hopefully further.
Care about others.
It's a simple thought. It's one that I need to be constantly reminded of. When we live in a city like New York (or any town, really), it's so easy to get caught up in our daily business. Wake up, go to work, grab a beer, go home. Repeat. However, how often do we step out our routines to really see the people around us. We all hurt. We all experience failure. We all have obstacles in our life that sometimes seem so overwhelming, that we don't think we'll ever come out on top.
But what if someone took the time to just offer some encouragement. Buy a cup of coffee. Or just a simple, "how are you" that you actually mean. Sometimes, at least in my experience, can really brighten you up and make things look not so bad.
Be that person.
Readers, I hope that you have an amazing weekend. It feels good to the first 3x alum, and I hope to continue making history with Justin on J+1. Next time, we really gotta do something special, J.
Until next time: Keep reading, keep commenting, and keep caring!