If you haven’t ever watched “Six Feet Under”, I will give a brief intro. It is a drama about a family who runs a funeral home after the father, Nathaniel Fisher, dies. Nathaniel, however, still ‘comes back’ regularly in the episodes to talk to the kids as a spirit. Here is a great excerpt from Season 4, Episode 12:
Nathaniel Fisher: You hang on to your pain like it means something. Like it’s worth something. Well, let me tell you – it’s not worth shit. Let it go! Infinite possibilities, and all he can do is whine.
David Fisher: Well, what am I supposed to do?
Nathaniel Fisher: What do you think? You can do anything, you lucky bastard – you’re alive! What’s a little pain compared to that?
David Fisher: It can’t be that simple.
Nathaniel Fisher: What if it is?
When I started living simply, I realized that I truly can do whatever I want. I am grateful and lucky to my health. I try to count my blessings every day, not count my stuff.
We can all do little things everyday that make us feel good. It doesn’t require spending money or even going out of our way… give up a seat, pick up trash, smile at others.
Maybe it really is that simple.
What about you? What will you do today?