Sunday, July 14, 2013
***ALERT for those of you who tune in today. I wrote a blog the other day entitled 'CONTRAST'. If you haven't read it, not much of this will make sense.
OKAY...so here it is...the SH*T.
Along this journey, I have at times had to explain to a number of people that my attitude and energy are not the result of some charmed life. I HAVE PROBLEMS. SH*T HAPPENS TO ME, JUST AS IT HAPPENS TO YOU EVERY DAY. Yesterday was ESPECIALLY interesting as two VERY BIG sh*t storms occurred almost simultaneously...lolol...and HONESTLY...my reaction was to LAUGH my mother-f**kin' a** off. Because here's the alternative...and the LESSON for those of you with eyes to see and ears to hear.
Yesterday, after I completed my sixth day in a row of work (the forth day for no pay, mind you) I was sooo looking forward to going home and having a relaxing evening with my family. Except I got a call on the way home that a bathroom ceiling had caved in. So, instead of having my lovely plan coming to fruition, I went to help my husband clean up the un-godly mess, repair the attic AC unit which had caused the cave-in and replace the entire ceiling. Not fun, needless to say.
HOWEVER, apparently, at the same exact time...I was shopping up a storm in Durham, NC with my DEBIT card...you know...the only cash to which I have any access until all of this gets straightened out on 'who-knows-when-sday?', next week...yeah...THAT debit card.
So...May I interest you in the sh*t or the light, today, Ma'am?
In that moment, believe it or not we actually DO have a choice! Unfortunately, most of us reply, 'Why...I think I'll have the sh*t today, Darlin'. Sounds REFRESHING! :-)'
But it's so much easier, healthier, palatable and a whole host of other adjectives and adverbs to simply say...'I think I'll be the light today. Thanks anyway, Sweetheart :-).
And here's why that's so easy for me. I don't take this PERSONALLY. This didn't happen to me. It happened. Period. End of story. IT has NOTHING to do with ME.
And if you take that one step further...there is no ME to whom it could have happened. ME does not exist in a person without ego. (Now that's another topic for another show, but it explains the 'how' of not taking these things personally, because for so many people, I may as well have just been speaking Aramaic when I said I don't take it personally. But, I didn't mean to digress.)
All I'm saying is....I have the same life you do...with all the sh*t and the light. I simply know I have a choice in how I choose to see the sh*t. I have a choice as to whether or not I take the sh*t personally. And I don't feel like walking through sh*t today. It's that simple. It is a CHOICE to be happy or to be miserable. It is a CHOICE to complain or be grateful. It is a CHOICE to spread darkness or light. We ALWAYS have that choice...in every moment of every day...even in the one's we insist on judging as 'bad'.
BTW...this is a lesson I learned after lots of ego, lots of sh*t and lots of darkness. So I do not judge those who don't choose the light. I hear them, I love them, I feel their sh*t and I THANK GOD and PRAISE ALLAH that I don't have to live like that anymore. I'm no better or worse than anyone...I'm just DIFFERENT that way. And I'm grateful :-). Thank you Tom Cruise and Baby Jesus :-) lololol
LAUGH, PEOPLE...it's so much easier than walkin' through the sh*t!!!!
Love you all so...and thanks for the condolences. But I really don't need them ;-)
'Cause I'm the LIGHT, Bit**es ;-)))~~~~~~