Sunday, May 29, 2011

Savor the small things

To try to make this make sense, I'll share a few things about me that you may not know! 

1) I am extremely Existential in nature. I have & always will struggle with existential angst. Google it, b/c I can't do it justice.

2) Because of that (or in contrast to that!?), LIFE means SO much to me. So much more than most people can comprehend. Those little quotes that people post when they're feeling poopy or need a boost - I live by those. I drink them in & LIVE them.

3) I don't know that I'll ever understand it all (in fact, I know I won't), but I'd like to think that I truly savored the journey. I don't want to die with regrets. I don't want to die feeling as if I did not live.

4) My favorite quote of all time is, "There is no point in living, if you can't feel alive" - Shirley Manson.

5) I actually had a client ask me one time, "so does that mean it's okay to commit suicide?" Whoa... you're reading way too much into the words, when you should look at the whole picture. See the entire forest for the beauty, not each tree & its faults. You have to find a way to FEEL alive. To feel as if your life is worth living. There are hard times, sure. There are really craptastic times, sure. There are times you WOULD RATHER DIE, sure. But even during those times, there is SOMETHING that can make you smile & wonder at the blessings of life - maybe the giggle of your young child, maybe that same young child giving you a hug after you've bitten their head off. Maybe a puppy who loves you no matter what. Maybe a sunset that makes you wish for things to be better. Maybe a song. A shower. A bubble bath. Maybe some chocolate or peanuts. A bag of chips. Whatever it may be, I GUARANTEE YOU there is something that brought (or had the potential to bring {if you let it}) joy to your life today.

And that is what this is about. I want to know what you savored today. And if it was NOTHING, than maybe this will make you think tomorrow. And the next day. And the next.

I'd had enough CNN. I'd had enough tears. I'd sat in wonder for the tornado victims long enough. 

So I went outside and I played a simple game of Frisbee with my girl Charley. Simple, yet real. Real enough to bring laughter, happiness, and joy. Not only for me, but for her. 


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