The guy at Trader Joe’s asked “What made you smile today?”. Maybe it was how he asked it, a bit like he had asked it one too many times already, but I obliged. Mainly because the question was so intriguing to me. Like, I really wanted to know for myself.
So I answered in honestly though it seemed he was rolling his eyes at first a little. I said
Every day I try to wake up with a motto/mantra. Do I always do it? No. I usually mostly forget. Today I woke up with one very clearly in my head “I love my life and it loves me” and it made me smile. All day today when I haven’t been feeling all that happy I think of it again and it makes me smile again.
That’s when the conversation shifted to a more authentic place.
Stop fearing and start trusting in your inner God spirit.
You get the love you think you deserve (although this one makes me feel like a victim, a self-hating idiot and a martyr at the same time, none of which is acceptable to me.)
Sometimes pain is just the light shining in. Once you pass the pain it’s golden. But going through that fire can cost you deeply if you turn and walk back instead.
Be careful who you take a knee to or for, therein lies the string that may unravel you.
I read and loved this one:
If nothing really matters then it all really matters.
No one, not on person alive is not susceptible and vulnerable in some fashion. We are all human, born fragile and naked. And no matter how much make-up, clothes, money and artillery we carry on ourselves, we are all still that naked fragile self. What’s with all the fake bullshit?