On the inside I feel young, but the mirror keeps telling me differently. Why do I even have mirrors? New lines keep popping up and I'm not going to say I like them because I don't, at all. But they do remind me that I am not as young as I feel and that's OK. With age comes wisdom and clarity(and wrinkles and sagging skin-GAG!). As I reflect on the years passed, I think how important some things seemed and FELT and now...laughable. During my twenties, I traveled with my husband as he made his rounds through 6 years of independent league professional baseball (not as exciting as it sounds-imagine living in a hotel room for half a year in a strange city...with a baby! AND a husband gone half of the week). I'll share some of those stories another time. But, through those years, states, cities and stadiums I've met some amazing people...good and bad. It's not just those EXPERIENCES that have shaped my opinion of what makes a GOOD person, it's every experience I've had: jobs, family, friends (ex-friends), having a child… Every time I have an interaction with those people that test my ability to be a decent human being, I remember my list...we can all use a reminder to just BE GOOD........
5. BE Perfectly Imperfect- I would never want anyone to think I am perfect. I WANT to be WEIRD and different and even a little CRAZY! I get mad, sometimes for no reason. I fight with my husband. I yell at my kid. I don't wear deodorant. I “make” cereal for dinner sometimes. I start projects and never finish them. I get obsessed with ideas one day and then, totally and completely abandon them the next. I hide chocolate from my family so I can eat it all myself. I like to put a big piece of spinach in my teeth and keep it there until someone notices. I can be really loud, and DRAMATIC, and get so excited about the smallest things, but also, have my feelings hurt very easily. I scream, yell, rant and rave, but I LOVE, just like all my other OBSESSIONS, deeply, completely, TOTALLY, 100% with EVERYTHING I have and sometimes it's too much, but mostly it's just ENOUGH.
You don't have to LIKE everybody and everybody is NOT going to like you.
But stick to that old adage:
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