Is Anyone Listening?

STOP.

Look…Listen.

To the people around you. To the people you care about most. To yourself.

I find myself thinking heavily about two things today, oddly enough both celebrities. A sports legend we lost too soon and a pop icon who’s been given a second chance.

Kobe Bryant is proof that tomorrow is never, ever promised. He got up yesterday with positive intentions in helping his protege daughter, Gianna to continue honing her basketball skills. He saw the greatness in her like the world saw in him. He knew she was going to change the WNBA one day.

Then it all changed.

Demi Lovato has released a new song called, “Anyone.” It was written just 4 days prior to the overdose that almost took her life in 2018. Read some of the lyrics below:

A hundred million stories
And a hundred million songs
I feel stupid when I sing
Nobody’s listening to me
Nobody’s listening
I talked to shooting stars
But they always get it wrong
I feel stupid when I pray
So why am I praying anyway?
If nobody’s listening

Anyone, please send me anyone
Lord, is there anyone?
I need someone
Anyone, please send me anyone
Lord, is there anyone?
I need someone”

A clear cry for help. But, maybe she was right with how she felt when writing; Was no one listening? Could no one see her struggles? Was she like so many, surrounded by a million faces, but feeling completely alone?

The truth is, we never know what tomorrow is going to bring. That’s why it is so incredibly important to live at our happiest and damnit, ya know what? It’s not always easy. It takes work and sometimes it can just feel easy to throw our hands up and give in, to the alcohol, to the depression, to the struggle.

But, what I want you to know, and I hope that Demi knows this, too: You’re not alone. People will listen.

I will listen.

There are almost 8 billion people in the world and all of us are trying to just sort of “figure it out.” We’re all dealing with the bumps in the road, the not knowing if we’re making the right choices, the battles within ourselves and each other. But, the beauty of it all, is we can get through it together.

There are studies that prove when you’re at your happiest, your productivity goes up, your relationships improve, your life feels less stressed and success is more attracted to you because of it.

So, what will it take? Is it as simple as someone, “anyone” listening to what you’re going through? Do you know your struggles but aren’t sure where to start to improve? Are you battling anxiety and can’t seem to think straight?

I want to help. I want to listen. I want to see you smile more. I want you to live your life to its happiest. Because we’re not guaranteed tomorrow. Because we’re only given this one life. Because we’re worth it.

Kobe Bryant was referring to his return after an injury when he said this quote, but it’s just as fitting for inspiration in our mental health: “I see all the hard work, all the sacrifices. I see the journey that it took to get back to this point of being healthy. And I see beauty in that struggle. That’s what makes it beautiful.”

Lets do something beautiful together. Send me an email and lets start your adventure to your happiest with me today. (contact@feelthishappy.com)

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