Today's focus is on my personal journey as of late. Have you ever just lost your mind? I have more than once. The saying we have all seen around for years, "Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most". Never have I experienced what a profound thought that really is until recently. As I get older, I just don't seem to be able to handle stress the way I use to. When I was young I thrived on being pushed and pushing myself. I was always harder on myself than anyone else could have ever been. But things happen in your life. You deal with it, because you must. You go on because you must. But by the time you reach my age, things that you wouldn't have given a second thought about seem to just tick you off. Do you know what I mean? One of my pet peeves is when I go to a register to check out and there are two employees having a conversation and they continue the conversation without acknowledging that I even arrived. Perhaps they check me out, but it was without even looking me in the eye once. Another is when I take the time to get in my car and go to the store. I'm up at the register and the phone rings. The person checking me out starts a conversation with whomever called, and I end up standing there waiting for the person on the phone to get their questioned answered, or whatever. Why didn't the employee just ask the person to hold, wait on me and then help the person who did not get in their car and drive all the way to the store for service? Also,why can't the employee's ever smile? I have actually said to kids at the register, it can't be that bad. But you know what, it really could be that bad for that person. We don't know what the other people we meet have just gone through or are going through in their lives. Do you see what I mean? I'm cranky in my old age. When I take a look at myself as other's probably see me, I don't always like what I see. I encourage you to take a look at your self as you think others may see you, and let's all try to be a little more patient and a little more kind to those we come in contact with. Who wants to do business with a "nay sayer", I don't? Have you become a "nay sayer". I am at times, but that is when I'm focusing on myself. When our focus is on others, we are much less harsh and can possibly be the light in someone else's bad day. Let's try it. I will if you will.