Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Don't Worry!

Well, today I turn one year older and I thought that it would bother me... one step closer to heading over that proverbial hill.  It doesn't though.  I am feeling full of love and light and blessings today!  I really couldn't ask for more in my life.  I have a family that loves me unconditionally, friends who stand by me through thick and thin, a job that I love, the sun in my face, and wind at my back.  What a beautiful life!

That being said, I want to vow to stop worrying about a few things.  There are things that I can change and things that I can not so, why waste the time and energy worrying about them?  Here's my list...

#1:  Laugh lines:  They call them laugh lines for a reason!  If you have laugh lines like me, consider yourself blessed.  This merely means that there were things in your life that made you happy- happy enough to laugh out loud, cry a little, hell... maybe even pee a little!  They left a permanent record of wonderful times on your face.  Enjoy them!

#2:  The past:  The past is the past.  You can't change it so why worry about it?  Hell, maybe you learned a lesson or two along the way!

#3:  Forgetting your phone at home:  Remember the old days when we had no cell phones?  We survived just fine... don't worry about your phone!  People will survive if you can't read their Facebook posts right away, I promise!

#4:  Fitting in:  We're not in high school anymore guys.  Trust me, it is so much more fun to be yourself.  Let your freak flag fly!  Wear Crocs, dye your hair fuchsia,  read books, stay home on a Saturday night, kiss your lover in public, and eat that second cookie.  You only live once and trust me... none of us are getting out of this alive.

#5:  Things will go wrong:  The car will break down, the dog will dig out of the back yard, the toilet will overflow, and it will rain during an outdoor party... oh well.  You can't plan for everything and nothing is perfect.  Improvise and enjoy the imperfections.

#6:  Zits:  Yes, they are ugly.  Yes, they are annoying.  Guess what... if you still get them, you still have youthful skin!  Count your lucky stars and thank those pesky zits!  You are still a spring chicken so use a cleanser and toner and go about your business!

#7:  Body functions:  Guess what... we all poop.  It happens.  We fart.  We poop.  We burp.  Now that I've put that on paper, let's move on.

#8:  Being perfect:  Ever heard of airbrushing?  Those super models in fashion magazines are airbrushed.  They don't even resemble themselves so how can you?  Stop trying to have the Kim Kardashian butt, the Carrie Underwood hair, or the Angelina Jolie lips.  Accept who you are and what you look like.  The sooner you learn to love your self, the sooner you can live a happy, healthy life and genuine happiness is so worth it.  I promise.

#9:  Bills:  The bills are going to keep coming in... they are relentless!  Pay what you can, make arrangements, be responsible, and do the best that you can do.  The bills aren't going anywhere!  Don't lose sleep because you haven't paid off your student loan yet... make your payments and enjoy a good night's sleep.

#10:  Looking stupid:  Sing Karaoke.  Sleep naked.  Dress up on Halloween.  Buy those blue suede shoes.  Trust me, nobody really cares if you make a fool out of yourself while dancing... in fact, they are probably jealous because they don't have the nerve to let loose a little.  Be yourself!  Do silly dances that don't match the rhythm of the song... maybe you will inspire someone else to have some fun. 

Lastly, don't worry about your age or your birthdays.  Just look at it as, "Another year wiser."  Enjoy life to the fullest because after all, you are only this age once.


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