We’re All Going Down the Same River

Photo by Carl Cerstrand on Unsplash
If you feel lost or alone, I want you to know that you’re not the only one who has ever felt that way. We’ve all felt that way at some time or another. If you feel that way right now, I want you to know, you are definitely not alone.

Life is a crazy, wonderful, complex, and beautiful journey. If it was a river, it would be filled with rapids, twists, turns, rocks, wildlife, and a whole bunch of other things. There would be some of us who are good at navigating through the currents, and some of us that are still figuring out how to swim, row, or tread water.

If people claim that they have life all figured out, then they’re either lying or ignorant. Life is constantly changing over time. People who are successful may know a lot of things, but they don’t know everything. They may have a specific skill set or be born with certain privileges, but even they still have to figure out how to navigate down the river.

This is your life. Your life is your own; no one else can live it except for you. Even though we’re the same river, you are always the captain of your ship.

Roderick Conwi is the Executive Editor at Nourishment Notes. He is also the author of The Procrastinator's Quick Guide To Getting It Done. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.

A Little “Thank You” Goes a Long Way

Photo by Hanny Naibaho on Unsplash
As a parent, I try to instill good habits in my kids so that they (hopefully) become respectful and respectable adults. Whenever someone gives them something (like a present) or does something nice for them (like a favor), I want them to always respond by saying, “Thank you.”

By saying “thank you,” you are showing other people respect and gratitude. You are recognizing that someone did something nice on your behalf and are showing that you appreciate it.

Inversely, by not saying “thank you,” you are being rude, self-centered, and entitled. I have very little respect for people who consistently don’t say “thank you.” It’s not that hard.

Saying “thank you” is easy. It takes less than a second to say, and the more you mean it, the more powerful your words are. It’s a simple act of gratitude that can spread positive vibes all around.

Roderick Conwi is the Executive Editor at Nourishment Notes. He is also the author of The Procrastinator's Quick Guide To Getting It Done. To get powerful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.