I've been spoiled to have some very nice friends. For example, one friend of mine runs this classy etsy shop and once and a while she sends me little goodies (like these) but last month she sent me something especially sweet. My heart skipped a beat when I saw this necklace that read, “Just Be”. How could she have possibly known that was the exact motto I needed to wrap around my neck at this moment in time? Can she read minds??
The past month or two have been a little bit tougher for me. Not tough as in please have pitty on me it's been really hard, just tough in the kind of way that I just have to raise my hands high towards the heavens and look up and say, "now what?". I've been pondering little things in my heart - like the meaning of life, my purpose, reason for existing... yahda yahda... just lots of really light stuff like that. You never do that, do you? When I have these overwhelming soul searching kinda sporadic days I usually don’t want to get out of bed in the morning and when Hum asks me what is wrong I say, “nothing... I’m just really... overwhelmed” with a big exhale. When Hum hears my say that phrase he usually gets that deer-in-the-headlights look on face and says “Ohhh No!”. Then he immediately retreats to the kitchen to do the dishes because he knows that is the only thing that is in his control to make me feel better in that utterly bad moment of overwhelmingness. (What a good man, right?)
Hum always has a level head and a calm spirit. That’s one of the things I love most about him (besides his Gaston-like biceps, of course). I tell him everything and I always have since I was a teenager. He’s been able to suck the truth out of me with ease and I truth vomit everything when we are talking until there is nothing left to say. How does he do it!? (I'm usually kind of stubborn. Perhaps (! nerd alert !) he slips veritaserum in my morning orange juice?). The other day I talked to him about the weight of the world that seemed to stand as a road block in my path. He listened and simply said, “Caitlin (I mean, er, Hue), just do whatever you want to whenever you want to”. He tells me this all the time. He's so wise.
Sometimes I get distracted by shoulda’s and coulda’s as I worry my day away (which we all know is a real time suck) and I forget that most creative pursuits are successful by remembering to “do whatever you want to whenever you want to” (as longs as get stuff done... of course) and to always be yourself. I heard a quote the other day thanks to my amazing friend, Mindy, that completely changed my attitude.
I'd love to hear your comments:
>> How do you cope on your "overwhelming days"? How do you like to be soothed?
>> Do you have to remind yourself to just be, too?
>> I like to fill in the blank behind the just be _____ [happy, kind, yourself, ?] or just add a period. What would be your motto for the day?
>> Whenever I think about people reading minds, like my friend obviously read mine, I can't help but think of that Zoolander moment.