Thank you for your comments. I actually did get a note, a comment, from someone the other day. I think it's the first one since I came off my long hiatus (from March through July).
The comment was on my "Achievement is Achievable" post, and came from Karim:
Very thoughtfull post on achivement. It should be very much helpfull
Karim - Creating Power
Who knows why he wrote that? I don't even want to characterize it, because this is an actual guy, not someone I just made up.
When I make up someone, a fictional character, I can question their motives all I want, then turn and kick them to the curb. But I'm not going to do that with an actual guy, who appeared, anyway, nice enough to comment on one of my "Drive for Pride" posts. All the best to Karim! But I digress...
If I could make one person happy, maybe I could be instrumental in bringing a lot of happiness to a lot of people. Self-esteem, pride, these are labels we apply to aspects of happiness. Because if you feel good about yourself, you're miles ahead.
I'm like most people. I've been up, I've been down. But these days, with the joy of sharing my tips for the best life, I'm seeing everyday as a joy. The key thing is I'm dwelling on more than just myself. If I were to dwell just on myself, that's navel-gazing, and I'm good at it. Everything is accentuated then. Whatever discouragement you have, whatever pain.
But if you focus beyond yourself, you can then look back on yourself and see good things going on. In here and out there. That's what's happening! It's a joy!
I recommend it. The "Drive for Pride" rolls on!