Maria lopez

Most of my life, I avoided being busy. It seemed to me as something that consume a lot of energy and also makes one tired. I never wanted anything that will give much stress to my life. I would try to work as little as possible, and rest as much as possible. For me, that was the only way I can reserve much of my energy and enjoy my life.

This was my choice of living until a friend of mine travelled to abroad, tried her luck in life, and got a new partner from Italy. She asked me to come and take care of her apartment so she should check the relationship. I didn’t object it. I agreed. 

The apartment was packed with a lot of books, art, souvenirs, and a lot of potted plants. In it were a dog, dog hair and a lot of other things that deserve being taken care of. Honestly, I didn’t know how I would take over the whole apartment. It wasn’t easy. I didn’t train myself for much work. It wasn’t just part of me to work too much although I made up my mind to take the new task.

As I began taking care of the apartment, it drew huge energy from me. Of course I knew it will. The apartment is really big.

With time, I surprisingly noticed that whenever I finished my task and went in for shower, a new energy, new joy, and peace of mind will come into my life. The energy made me stronger and happier. It makes me feel responsible, nourished, and accomplished.

Whenever I turned to the creatures around me, the creatures i watered and fed, I noticed them feeling healthy.  I noticed them contributing to the joy of nature filled in the apartment. This alone, strengthened me. I was always happy seeing how the potted plants bloom and how extent they are filled with life following my treatment to them.

Nothing makes me so excited than seeing the dog happy whenever he sees me. I was happy to see him enjoying and responding positively to my work on him. He was always by my side playing. I was so happy feeding him, I connected with him. I even began taking him outside to breathe fresh air, to do his need, and to enjoy our surroundings. Really I don’t feel lonely being with him.

At last, unknowingly to me, I began to work hard; I began to regain much energy than ever. The supposed energy taken from me created more and more positive energy that enveloped me. I filled fulfilled, satisfied, comfortable and, above all, I become more strong and healthy than I was when I was working less, when I wasn’t taken much care of my surroundings, when I wasn’t feeding anything than myself.

I learnt that when I feed others, I am actually feeding myself. 

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  1. I do like the way you have presented this particular situation plus it really does give me some fodder for thought. Nonetheless, coming from what precisely I have observed, I only hope as the feedback stack on that individuals keep on point and don’t embark on a tirade involving some other news of the day. Still, thank you for this superb piece and although I can not agree with it in totality, I value the perspective.

  2. I got a positive kind of energy after reading this story. I have always been in my space and don't like mingling. But now it's different, I have realized.

  3. Wow! A nice storyline. Now I have learned that I could feel satisfaction from feeding others. I always consume myself at work and it's not cool.

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