good life with shelby osmond
Part of cultivating a good life is putting yourself in uncomfortable situations.
Let me explain as that may sound a little weird at first. Growing up I had a sister who was deaf, mentally retarded, had cerebral palsy, and a host of other complications. She was often isolated by her peers because of how hard and uncomfortable it was to be around someone who was different. It taught me a good life lesson — that putting yourself in uncomfortable situations is what will make you grow, learn, and understand a portion of life you may have not learned if you steered away from it. So in the case of my sister, people who learned to be uncomfortable for a moment were rewarded with a deep gratitude for a relationship with a kind, loving girl and a gratitude for their own life.
If we reach out to others who might not be in your normal circle of peers, you’re not only bringing more influence into your life, but you are serving and loving those around you more.
Putting yourself in uncomfortable situations is not limited to befriending a person but learning a new skill, going to a conference all by yourself, getting up in front of a crowd, teaching, moving homes, visiting an old friend or better yet an enemy, exercising, and more! There are so many ways to put yourself in uncomfortable situations. As you learn to do these things and have courage to go and do, you’ll be amazed at how your life can transform.
Some things are hard, but hardship can cultivate one of the deepest points of gratitude in your life. As you put yourself in uncomfortable situations, they become less uncomfortable and you start to learn how much you actually can do which translates to more confidence, more love for yourself and others. We can all grow and learn more, and the more we do the more we love which will cultivate a good life.
a note from becky
Shelby and I get to see each other only once a year and we’ve really only known each other a few years … but I feel like she’s my SISTER. I love her! She exudes LIGHT and that’s exactly the type of friend I try to choose. One conversation with her, and you can tell that she is innately kind. You know the saying … “In a world where you can be anything … be KIND.” That’s what I think of when I think of Shelby.