You can learn a lot about people just by observing them. The smallest and simplest things can often teach us so much about life and each other. I like observing people in stressful situations. I used to be one that didn’t handle stress that well. But when I’d see other people panic, freak out, yell and scream during times like these, I realized I didn’t like being around it and needed to improve myself in that area. Nowadays you can’t tell how stressed or if I’m stressed out at all. Perhaps I went too far in the other direction, but I always admired those who could stay so calm in the midst of chaos and I’ve now become one of them.

Sure I am human and have my moments, but I try to maintain a calmness and peace in my spirit no matter what is happening around me. It’s really about staying mindful of yourself, your environment and having trust and faith that everything is happening for a purpose, no matter what it is. Today’s #FoodForThought is a beautiful quote by Maya Angelou relating to how we can learn from the simple things in life.

“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he or she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas lights.” – Maya Angelou