– Senate ‘Mangakane

The idea behind chicken soup is that it is supposed to make you feel better when you’re feeling under the weather – it’s warm and yummy and it gets the job done. I am not a motivational speaker, nor am I a life coach but once in a while, my brain does this thing where it forms a coherent thought and I want to share it with someone. I am not sure about a lot of things and after conversations with friends and strangers, I came to the realization that a lot of us don’t know what we’re doing but we’re really trying our best. I titled this ‘Chicken soup for the Soul’ (Not to be confused with the series of books under the same title) so that it leaves you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.

A lot of us have this idea in our heads of life and how it’s supposed to work out for us and when that plan is not the same as reality, we think we have failed, not realizing that life has redirected us to a purpose we didn’t even realize existed.  We’re so busy surviving that we often forget to actually live and experience life in its present form. If you slow down a little and talk to the people around you, you will actually realize that life is happening for you and the universe has perfect timing. I wish we would all slow down and live in the present without worrying so much about the future and what it potentially holds. I am a perfectionist and I want the life in my head to match the one that I am living but it does not and that is frustrating. However, I am learning to appreciate the little moments and take it one day at a time because I believe that life is beautiful and the fact that I am still alive means I haven’t reached my potential and I still have something to give to the world. I don’t know who you are or what state you’re in as you read this but chin up, you’re doing great! And from me to you, here’s some chicken soup for the soul. I hope you feel seen and heard and that this piece feels like a hug!