Be The Change…

Enough already. The weather sucks, I get it. I’m the first person to comment on it in the morning after a shitty commute and even I can manage to avoid the banality of posting pics from the sunny beach I was on merely weeks ago. The excessive complaints about the weather are *actually what’s putting a damper on my mood (and probably yours). And it needs to stop.

I was once making small talk with a woman in a waiting room and we were chatting about the upcoming weekend. I was in the middle of expressing how excited I was for Friday when she stopped me almost mid-sentence and said, “Don’t wish your life away.” These were some of the five most powerful words ever laid on me and I’ve never forgotten them, even 15 years later.

I was reminded of this after seeing this #mondaymotivation post by @aolanow that pretty much sums up my thoughts entirely. Enough, already.

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Spring is coming, people. There will be flowers, there will be birds singing and there will be inevitable complaining about it (allergies, global warming, you name it). And that’s cool, we’re only human. But the next time you pick up your phone to rant about something out of your control or let’s face it, common, remember: don’t wish your life away.

Here’s one of my favourite poems that basically expresses this very notion (I knew I loved it for a reason).

“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.” ― Mary Jean Irion

And if all of this still doesn’t help, try fresh flowers. There’s always flowers.

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