Before I started to have the time of my life, I used to be Baby in the corner. I always knew that I had a deeper purpose to live out; more than checking into an office cubicle daily, more than going through the motions. Yes, even when my life was a total mess and I slept on a stranger’s cold basement floor. Yes, even when my parents’ neighbor told me, “You’ve got to get normal,” the day that she had joined in to help me move apartments, after I had had my car repossessed, during a period when I had a violent boyfriend, before I finally did get normal, and way before I realized that normal is overrated and limiting. Yes, even back then when I was in turmoil and in hiding (figuratively and literally)—I knew that I had something special in me to contribute to the world. Yet, discovering exactly what it was that I had to share took some time. So I started with baby steps, or Baby’s steps.
If you’re not sure, yet, what your purpose is, your agreement with Life—consider this: Just show love. Smile, acknowledge others, say hello to people everywhere you go. Give yourself to the world, even if that’s just with a friendly and sincere acknowledgment to another. When you meet each person throughout your day—the waitress at the diner, a stranger passing on the street, the cashier at the store, the next person in line—make eye contact and notice the color of their eyes. This will have you keep eye contact for a fraction of a second longer, and it goes a long way in giving validation to others.
Your energetic presence is impacted by how you treat people who can do absolutely nothing for you. When you’re going through a particularly hard time or bad day, that’s exactly when you should shift your care and attention away from yourself and to the benefit of others. Try it; you’ll be amazed at how your own problems melt away when you go out of your way to enlighten others. Consistently and genuinely be happy and excited to see other people. They will soon react the same to you.
Share yourself with others. That’s all that they really want from you.
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