I take longer than others to get to the finish line, but I’ll get there eventually. I just crawl my way into things. I really like to do things fast, but my brain processes more slowly than others’ brains. Gotta make do with what I have. If I take two days to figure out a solution while others take two minutes, so be it. However, it is really a dogfight sometimes; fight against myself, that is. I’m not gifted with a lots of patience, but I’m gifted with stress tolerance. It’s amazing the way each and everyone is built differently and all of us have to find a way to deal with our own issues. We learn from one another – that’s how we can all survive.
What do you do when you’re walking in a long hallway and you see a stranger walking towards you? Do you look down? Do you stare at the floor? Do you pretend to be using your phone? Or… do you smile or greet?
I look down. I pretend to use my handphone. or whatever that avoids any interaction. So most of the time my world is limited to myself. Occasionally I let my friends in. I’m feeling that maybe it would be nice to be smiled at or have strangers enter my world. Maybe we all can help each other out. I remember my friend saying that a stranger who gives her a little smile just makes her day.
Maybe we should start smiling at each other eh? Well, if you start to do that now, the stranger will either shoot you down or think that you’re weird.
Maybe… we should crawl our way there – the point where smiling at strangers is reflexive muscle memory.
Smile to the world, and the world smiles with you.
Funny I found this quote right after I write this entry:
"There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist." Mark Twain
This quote is gonna be my blog title now 🙂 I need to absorb the quote, bit by bit. Maybe my life can be happier. I’ll start smiling 🙂