“Life’s tough, get a helmet” – Boy Meets World
For those of you who don’t know me personally, fun fact about myself, I love a good quote. One of my best friends, Cait, and I used to (and still do!) share inspirational or funny quotes with each other at random moments, or when the other might need it most. I think it’s not just the words of encouragement, inspiration, or laughter that you read, but it allows you to meditate for a few moments out of your crazy day to really think about what it’s trying to say.
Anyway, the Boy Meets World quote was first that came to mind that sums up my day. And if you don’t know it, find some brief comic relief here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PzprzoQF1A (Props to whoever remembers that Boy Meets World episode by the way!!)
Sometimes it’s work stresses or a tiff with friends or just the frustrations of life like bills and budgets and the overgrown bushes in your yard that make you feel so mentally exhausted, that you just have to realize, life is tough sometimes. And it’s always going to have those moments existing in some way, shape, or form. But only if we LET it bother us, will it truly have an impact to our daily lives.
Is it worth it to let those things bother us? No,of course not.
Because in the grand scheme of life, you won’t care or remember about what happened at work today, or the tiff with your friend that will blow over, or the budgets that you always manage to balance and the bills you always manage to pay and the bushes that will eventually get trimmed.
What really matters?
Well, I can’t answer that for you, but for me it’s to make sure I have found my passion in life (cooking, coaching others, and helping others realize what they’re capable of) and DOING that, it’s to make sure I tell my mom and sister I love them often because distance makes it that much harder to show, it’s actually staying in touch with my friends literally all over the world rather than just saying “let’s keep in touch,” it’s spending as much time playing with my dog Stella, rolling around on the floor with her and her squeak toys, and as much time with Jon, my best friend, as I can.
What really matters?
Well, it’s love.
Doing what you love, spending time with the people you love, and making sure they know you love them.
It really is that simple.
So yeah, life can be tough sometimes, just wear a helmet.