Got sent a pair of sunglasses from Diff eyewear. What makes them stand out from other eyewear companies is the fact that with every purchase, they donate a pair of reading glasses to their partner charity organizations. Now I know this may not sound like much, we tend to give only when we can reap its direct benefits. For example, it is more fulfilling to give food to a homeless person and witness the sadness in their eyes change to a smile than to donate $5 to charity when the cashier at Trader Joe’s asks if you’re okay with adding $5 to your total sum.
But lately, I’ve just been trying to be a better person.
I’m not a particularly religious person, nor do I believe in anything spirituality related. I roll my eyes when I go for yoga and they start getting spiritual on me. I’m here to exercise for god’s sake, I do not need a cleansing of my soul!
But being a better person, like it or not, IS in fact better for your soul. I’ve been on a bad luck streak this week. A mish mash of negativity from all aspects of my life, most of it petty, causing me to constantly be in a frazzled state. I’ve been stressing out a lot, over things that are in the past and the outcome of what’s in store for me in the future. And I know it’s normal to stress out occasionally but it’s been so overwhelming it’s taken a toll on my life as we speak.
I’m going to list down all the unfortunate things that’s happened to me between Monday-Thursday, you would not believe it really.
1) I wasted a couple of hours (by a couple I mean 12) going from DMV-LA superior court-DMV only to discover that I have a $1600 (pending) fine for (apparently) not having my registration and insurance, which I’ve always had with me. I am super ANAL about paying my bills on time, I do it almost immediately. I’m sure this is a misunderstanding but now I’ve to appear in court and make several more visits to the DMV just to substantiate my case.
2) On that day itself, I spilled green tea latte on my white canvas shoes. Note, these shoes have been sitting in my shoe cabinet for the longest time and do you know why? YES you’ve guessed it, because they’re white and I didn’t want to risk dirtying them. But the one time I decide to wear them was the first time I spilled a cup of green tea latte on myself, ever.
3) So I attended an event that entails a free spin of a wheel to win prizes. Literally everyone who went got something good. This was a huge wheel and everything was a prize except one. And out of 100 attendees, I got “sorry better luck next time”. The odds were crazy but it still happened to me anyways.
4) Last but most certainly not least I dropped my bunch of keys (house keys, car keys, mailbox keys) through the hole that separates the elevator from the landing. This hole is teeny tiny and my keys are HUGE. I stood there in disbelief really. I thought I was in a dream. I watched my fat car keys somehow meet the hole at the most perpendicular angle I’ve ever seen and slip right through and into the shaft.
I’m sorry you had to read through all of that. Let me get to my point. The point is that, these things are real. Negativity attracts negativity. And when you don’t prevail in a failure and instead become bested, you spiral down a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Choose diff eyewear. Not just because their designs are amazing and their quality is impeccable. I, for one, am seriously impressed. And I have an extensive sunglasses collection by the way. But because if you want to indulge, it doesn’t hurt to help others. Choose to make purchases that benefit more than just you!