Monday, November 9th 2020
Fall into the Ocean…
“Hark, now hear the sailors cry – smell the sea, and feel the sky – let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic.” –Van Morrison
“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Have you ever met someone who complains a lot – about everything – no matter what?
They’re just always upset – nothing’s satisfying?
There’s not one moment of satisfaction…
“That was a terrible bath.”
Bath? Who can complain about a bath?
(Moaning) “Ugh, all I did was sit there – it was too hot then too cold, then I didn’t have enough water so I had to add more water. I was slipping all over the place. Terrible. Terrible bath.”
That’s when you say, “You took a bath? Doesn’t smell like it.” Mic drop.
Use your energy wisely. You can only do so much, you can’t please everyone. It reminds me of the quote below, from one of my favorite comedians who left us way too soon, but made such a great impact on many. He always made me laugh, still does.
“Y’know, you can’t please all the people all the time… and last night, all those people were at my show.” – Mitch Hedberg
I once read somewhere, if I recall correctly, that Jerry Seinfeld – while writing Seinfeld with Larry David – had a poster of the universe on the wall next to his desk. I believe this was to keep things in perspective.
I love being outside at night. Everything looks and feels different – the world is quieter, and calmer, so it seems. I look up and out and admire it all. It’s a reset button, and a pause, a moment for me to get out of ‘my world’ and to focus on something so much bigger or nothing at all.