I imagine our lives as elastic bands, stretching us to our limits at times, only to return to our original shapes. Elastic bands can stretch longer than we can imagine upon first looking at them. As humans, we can do the same. We can endure hardships, and experiences that make us grow, but we return to our original shape with the knowledge of what we’ve learned. Of course, one could remind me that when stretched beyond limitation, elastic bands snap and break as can happen with the human psyche. That’s true.
So what’s my point? You know what it is!
Stretch out beyond your comfort zone today. Just a wee bit if you can’t do more than that! Expand your horizons, try a different food, smile at a stranger, pass along a kindness, pick up litter, write a note to a friend, stop at a local market, take the long way home to see the scenery, take a walk, read a book – do something out of the ordinary today that makes you feel good! Bring happiness to your life by doing something different!
Stretch your mind today! Stretch your body! Stretch the elasticity in your life! Let’s see what happens when we get out of our comfort zones a bit!