It feels like it’s been MONTHS since I last posted but it has only been a week! *smiles really weakly* I feel, quite frankly, like I got run over by a truck. 🙂
Am I the only one who feels like this week has been super long? Fear not! Summer is coming! (it’s just being super stupid and slow right now apparently… dang it summer.) As you know, I am moving in like three weeks or so. It’s creeping up on me and my family fast. And I’m having trouble staying on top of my writing, school, life, ANYTHING, etc. This past week, I will say this, has been extremely taxing both mentally and emotionally. A few breakdowns have occurred, I will mention.
But that’s when it hit me. I can learn from anything in my life, right? I want to learn from everything in my life! If I’m not learning, why bother? (okay that sounds bad, but hear me out I have reasons. 🙂 )
One of my good friends, Madi Grace, just posted something about this on her blog recently. She says this,
When life throws you an unexpected curveball, knock it into something out-of-the-park awesome.
(btw go check out that article. It’s one of my faves right now.)
That is the mentality I know I want to have. Even when all heck breaks loose, I have a choice. I can go and hide in the corner wrapped in a blanket, or I can turn my face to the sun and enjoy the rain as it pours down on me. (which is honestly one of the coolest things here on earth: rain when the sun is shining. (this, of course, is only rivaled by burritos.))
One of my favorite songs on my “life is hard” playlist right now (yes that’s it’s name) is Life Is Beautiful by Rend Collective. At first glance, the title seems counter-intuitive. What? A song on a whiney little playlist about suffering is entitled “Life Is Beautiful”?
Let me tell you why.
Rejoice, rejoice! In the sunshine, in the sorrow. Oh my soul, rejoice!
Y’all this is the very thing we are called to do. When life is overwhelming, when life is just crappy and all you wanna do is eat chocolate (or whatever other emotional food you like), when life is hitting you over and over and over, we are called to praise God in everything.
Believe me, I know what you are saying if you are anything like me.
“But I don’t wanna.”
I understand. I’ve been there. I’ve been faced with that thought maaaaannyyyy times this week. But if we wanna obey God in everything, we. have. too.
Hard to swallow, yes?
I getcha there. But if the only time we praise God is when we are feeling good, then, truth be told, we are probably only gonna praise him a small portion of our lives.
This concept applies to many things in life. Be it writing, art, cleaning, spending time with people, etc., if we only do things when we feel like it, things won’t ever get done.
(I would like to point out that this is the point where my dad will quote me later when I’m not doing things I’m supposed to. Calling it now, dad. 😉 )
I’m sure most of you have seen this post. If you haven’t, here.
It’s funny because it’s true. Sad, but it’s true.
BUT YOU GUYS KNOW WHAT?
WE CAN CHANGE IT. NOT JUST WRITERS. ANYONE. WE CAN DO IT ALL. I HAVE FAITH IN US ALL.
(I know I’m reaching a fairly small audience but STILL. ALL YOU BEAUTIFUL PEOPLES CAN DO STUFFS. I BELIEVE IN YOU.)
Alright, this is good, I’ve psyched myself up now too. I suppose I should go write. That’d probably be good. After all, if I wanna start alphas on my project at the end of the month, I suppose I should write more. 😉 You can do it ALL, my friends!!!
Now go forth, mis amigos and amigas, and smile. Your day is just beginning. Make the best of it. Don’t procrastinate. Work hard. Make me proud. 🙂
Love you all,