Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Action 034 - Think Of Others.

I've been so wrapped up in my own drama for months now that I have become completely oblivious to a lot that has been going on around me. Just in the last week, I've found out that a friend's long-term marriage has ended and another friend was injured during routine surgery and is now facing more medical issues as a result. Two friends, dealing with real-world problems, yet I'm too focused on myself and my problems to notice.

Yes, Project One Five is about me and my countdown to the Pasadena Marathon. It is about me regaining the focus and commitment that helped me drop the weight in the first place. But it's also about regaining the total and complete person that I was before I lost my way.

Thus, Action 034 - Think Of Others. My problems may seem huge to me right now, but they will pass. I'll get through them. Meanwhile, people I care about are facing some truly lifelong changes and struggles. I need to be mindful that while it is good to focus on personal growth, a large part of the person I am comes from caring for those around me. I may joke that "it's all about me," but I am determined to be a good friend to those I care about.

Thinking of others and caring enough to be aware of their struggles. It's the only good and decent thing to do.