With most of the work week under your belt, it’s time to reflect on what is essentially important in your life while taking time to be grateful for your blessings. Remind yourself that you are an unique individual, and that you have a lot to offer the world. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath.
Now look at my way-cooler-than me doppelganger. If you haven’t seen the “I Quit” video that went viral, check it out here. But to summarize, this young lady decided to stand up to her boss by making a video. Instead of taking a lunch break, she took a dance break, and quit her job. My friend, Kimmy, pointed out that she looked (and danced) a lot like me. I’ll let you decide on that one…
I mean, we’re practically twins. I also don’t have a full-time job or any rhythm to speak of.
But in all seriousness, this girl has made me realize what the two keys to happiness are:
The strongest people in my life are not the ones who get everything done. They are the people who prioritize, and who let go of the worry in their life when it isn’t necessary. Remember when you were learning the monkey bars for the first time? Wouldn’t your arms fatigue, as you hung there, waiting for the burst of strength that never came? Sometimes you need to let go before you try again.
And before I sound anymore like a bad poster in your therapist’s office, this is just your little sign that it’s okay to be kind to yourself and to let some of your problems roll off your back. This works most effectively when your sweater of life isn’t falling apart one stitch at a time. But cuddle up with your favorite mug, and try not to let the chill drive too far into your bones.
And, when it is simply too hard to let go of what needs to be done, at least take time to celebrate what you do have. I finally got my car back today after a few weeks of being without it. So, when I was able to roll down my windows and turn up my stereo, I closed my eyes and tilted my head back in sheer contentment. And then I realized I was driving.
I want to be more grateful for what I have. We all do. Sometimes, you have to put a candle in the smallest of cakes and celebrate the littlest of things just to get by. And, when all else fails, have a dance party like my doppelganger. And dance like you’re quitting your job.
Somehow, this young lady is able to let go and celebrate at the same time. So, it’s your choice, really. Break down or break it down.