Do you ever get into a funky mood of...for lack of a better descriptor...existential angst? As in why are we here? What's it all about? Why does the world seem to be one giant cesspool? All I have to do is turn on the news and I feel so dissillusioned with humanity. I don't even need to turn on the news...I just look around me and get depressed. So much greed and corruption and people trying to do something bad to someone else. Or people who take advantage of others and then act like they are really doing something good.
I have never seen this movie but it is on my movies to see list, Alfie. When I get in this sort of mood I think about the movie's theme song.
Here are some of the lyrics to this film's theme music, What's it all About Alfie?
What's it all about, Alfie?
Is it just for the moment we live?
What's it all about when you sort it out, Alfie?
Are we meant to take more than we give
Or are we meant to be kind?
And if only fools are kind, Alfie,
Then I guess it's wise to be cruel.
And if life belongs only to the strong, Alfie,
What will you lend on an old golden rule?
Ya know? Seriously...what's it all about?
Then I think...I know what it is all about. Just like you know what it is all about. It is about love. It is about family. It is about friends. it is about connection. It is about reaching out and helping others. It is about making a real difference with the gifts that you have. It is about being grateful. It is about staying true to your values (unless of course you are all about greed and taking advantage of others and in that case you might want to rethink things).
It helps...to filter out the bad, the ugly, and the fake to focus on the good, the positive, and the real. I am not talking about being a Pollyanna...I am talking about paying more attention to the good stuff. How can you see the good if you focus all on the bad?
And despite what your depression may be telling you...there is good stuff and good people and opportunites to feel joy and at peace.
This is where my head is at today and thought I would share. Perhaps some of you can relate.
All right...I want to hear about you now.
1. On a scale of 1-10 where are you at with your mood this week?
2. Were there any good moments to report? Was there anything which made you feel happy or peaceful? Did you learn anything new about yourself?
3. What were the challenges of this week? How did you cope?
Please know that we want to hear it all...whether you had a good or bad week or something in between. This is your place to write, vent, get it all out and get that support you need. You deserve it!
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend. Keep writing and sharing. Just think...what you write here may be just the thing someone else needs to read. You may be the inspiration for someone else to keep on trying. That...means everything.
Published On: April 22, 2011