Millennials catch a lot of flack. Just start to Google "Millennials are..." and a whole list of unflattering words will pop up. And while I've witnessed my fair share of stereotypical Millennial behavior, I'm not sure what good it does to rub a person's shortcomings in his or her face - or to write yet another article on why Millennials are the worst. So, in the spirit of working toward living in peace, I'd like to suggest to you some often-overlooked positive traits of this generation.
It is true that everything is not all about me. Nor is it all about you. I know, earth-shattering, right? While this is certainly true, it is also true that when we are feeling messed up, off-kilter, or wrecked, then a lot of that comes out in how we treat others. So to have great relationships, we need to do a little "me" work first.
All we know is that we are changing, every single day. What we don't know is where that change will take us or what our future holds. What we need is friends and loved ones around us who will be there. People who will pray and help as we struggle and then commit to caring for us when what and who we are is finally revealed.
When we care for people, we abandon ego to help them. We desire to see them succeed, to come to their fullest potential. We don't want them to stay the same because we believe in their ability to become exactly who they were created to be.
This is a delicate lesson that my husband has helped me learn.
My morning routine is seriously life-saving.
Strangely, I am an unusual mixture of a basically happy person with a melancholy temperament. Several years ago, I was experiencing a general funk that I couldn't shake and Cosmo suggested it might be depression. It was here, in the throes of depression that I first started a morning routine.