I personally find so many benefits in having people to love. It is more productive than just worrying about yourself. When I have people around me that I love, my days are so much better.
There is something to be said about someone who worries more about the people around them than themselves. To me, it is a rewarding feeling to worry about someone else and their well-being. Even more satisfying, to help them achieve their goals.
I feel like selfishness is a very common characteristic among people today. Rather than worrying about the stranger on the side of us, we only see about ourselves.
I guess I should clarify what "worry" means to me at this point. I do not mean "worry" in the sense of constantly being concerned/stressed about someone that they care about. When I say I worry about others more than I worry about myself, I honestly just wonder about how their lives are going and what I can do to add to their day.
According to my definition, I worry about the girl that was ahead of me in the checkout line at the grocery store. I worry about all the strangers around me that I see during the day. Wondering about the people around me helps me to slow down and just think about others.
More than anything, I think I worry about others because I know that I am taken care of. I think about those around me every day with the desire to help them or just make their days better. Especially on my best days, I try to give a little bit of positivity to people so that they can enjoy in the happiness.
I honestly feel like worrying about others gives a sense to my day. Rather than spend the entire day just worrying about what I need and all the things that I want, I take the time to see about those that are around me. Those that I love, and maybe even complete strangers.
The people that I love are my reason for moving forward and pushing myself. If it were not for these amazing people, and the future people that will come into my life and get a little piece of my heart, I would not have a reason for motivation.
I want to be a better Sarah for the people that I have in my life. Not only do I deserve the best version of myself, but the people that I have around me deserve to have my best-self present. I know they do not expect my best self all the time, but I still want to put my best foot forward and live my best life.