“There will always be a part of me that is dirty and sloppy, but I like that, just like all the other parts of myself.” Silver Linings Playbook
Our lives are an accumulation of our life experiences and lessons. Whether they are positive or negative, they define how we see the world and ourselves. It is the totality of that, that makes you, who you are today in all of your splendor and glory.
All of us have something in our past or about ourselves that is dirty and sloppy. We all have chapters in our lives that we would prefer not to read out loud. Remember, don’t judge someone just because they sin differently than you do – we all are dirty and sloppy in our own ways.
“To thine own self be true,” Shakespeare said, which keeps us empowered to our true selves. It keeps us from being in bondage to those times when we find ourselves in situations where we are feeling dirty and sloppy about ourselves. Not quite so pleased with our reaction or behavior.Those moments that we must look ourselves in the mirror and face the consequences.
Today I am thankful
- Life is returning to normal. I am content.
- My windows are open. No air conditioning!
- Time with valued friends this weekend
We learn the valuable life lesson and tally it to our accumulation of who we are. And should continue liking all aspects of ourselves all the more for being just a bit dirtier and sloppy having learned something new. And for those of us who jump into the pool rather than sit on the side and wonder “What if”? Yes, for taking the risk.
If all of our experiences lead to who you are, then, it’s been a fucking amazing life thus far; wouldn’t you agree?
affectionately yours, Laura