Here in the UK, this week is Mental Health Awareness week (16th – 22nd May) – something which I think is so important and not talked about anywhere near enough.
In the spirit of that, I wanted to share a few things that I have read / come across over the years and have really struck a chord with me – to remind me to be kinder and more compassionate to others AND to myself.
It seems we live in a world where we’re all so hyper-critical of ourselves and each other – our looks, our accomplishments, our life choices – people, especially on social media, can so often be cruel, unkind and judgemental and that makes me a little sad. We could all stand to be a little kinder.
Another persons accomplishments don’t need to be belittled to make our own matter. There is never a reason or excuse for someone to go out of their way to tell another person they are too ugly/fat/old/etc. And we really don’t need to be telling ourselves that we’re not good enough/smart enough/pretty enough.
We should be kind to others and kind to ourselves wherever possible., and as a much wiser man once said, it is always possible!