Prince EA – We need to talk about mental health

There’s too much negativity in this world.  It’s made us sick.

I only have one issue with what Prince EA says:

We can’t rely on government.  We can’t rely on schools.

We need to solve our own problems.

We need to be positive as individuals.

I’m not saying we should ignore anything negative.  Ignoring problems doesn’t make them go away.

But we should focus on what’s positive.  What’s good.  What we can do to help.

Take care of yourself.

Do what you can for others.

Encourage them to do the same.

Make your world a better place.

Your actions determine who you are

Do something.

Even if it’s just little.  Just a finger twitch.

Move slightly in the direction you want to go.

Then tomorrow move a little more.

Build up some momentum.

It’s okay if you fall down.  Just get back up.

Help someone.  It doesn’t have to be anything big.

Hold the door for someone.

Let someone else go first.

Smile at someone.

Give someone the benefit of the doubt.

These are just little things, but they help make the world a better place.

Make sure the world is just a little better because you’re here.

Improve a little bit every day.

Be kind to others.

Be kind to yourself.

Family is a treasure

My five-year-old sleeps in my wife’s bed.  He has for a few months now.

He goes to sleep a lot earlier than she does.

He always wants someone to be with him.

My wife is usually busy with homework.

I don’t mind laying down with him.  Most nights that’s what I do.

The other night I was laying down with him.  I was rubbing his hair.

My mind kept wandering.  I reminded myself that my time with my boys is short.  I tried to stay focused on being with him.

I realized there wasn’t anywhere else I wanted to be right then.

What better place could there be?