This song and video appeared on my Facebook newsfeed this morning. I can’t get it out of my head. It’s about how we’re all lonely, and how the world’s so damn unfair. Still, this ditty puts a big, wide grin on my face. Why? Because I agree with everything it says.
When my depression and anxiety landed me in the hospital earlier this year, I attended workshops that stressed mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The basic idea behind these concepts is that you DO have control over your behavior and actions, even if the storms going on in your head try to tell you otherwise. Put simply, it’s about pushing yourself to do things that are good and helpful–especially when you don’t feel like doing them.
I have tried to use these techniques since I got out of the hospital. While I’m certainly not cured, I’m sure doing better than I was a few months ago. This song is all about how the “little things” — like leaving an extra nice tip, or picking up trash that isn’t yours — all add up to make our lonely world just a little more tolerable. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.