Sometimes It Pays To Act A Little Crazy

Monday, April 7, 2014

"Are we gonna let the elevator
Bring us down, oh, no let's go
Let's go crazy, let's get nuts
Look for the purple banana
'Til they put us in the truck, let's go
All excited but we don't know why
Maybe it's 'cause we're all gonna die
And when we do, what's it all for
Better live now before the grim reaper
Come knocking on your door" ~ Let's Go Crazy by Prince (1984)
I've been feeling down these last couple days. My dad's anniversary is on Thursday and it feels like a full moon where everyone is acting out of character. I woke up this morning, feeling like I did not want to deal with most people and the ones that I do... well, that's a short list! lol

Then I remember something Joel Osteen said yesterday - we make the choice on our attitude. We can choose to be positive or we can choose to be negative. Being positive = HAPPY. Being negative = depression, defeat and just a very dark place. And then...

This Prince song came on the radio. And I started dancing around in my pajamas in my bedroom. I felt so good. And I then started shouting, "TODAY IS GOING TO BE A GREAT DAY! I CAN DO IT! I CAN GET THROUGH ANYTHING! EVERYTHING IS GOING TO WORK OUT! I CAN DO IT!"

And guess what? I felt better. All because I made the choice to be positive. Oh, and acting a little crazy.

Sometimes it pays to act a little a good way. The more I choose to think positive, the stronger I get. The less I care about what other people are doing and being accepted by others. The more I care about myself and living life to its fullest. In this positive state, I focus more on the adventure, the journey and don't focus on what's going on around me that has nothing to do with me.

I'm doing something crazy on Thursday to honor my father. And I can't wait. I'll share once it's done. :)

Being happy now means accepting life as it is RIGHT NOW and knowing that nothing is set in stone. The story continues and we choose how the next page will turn.

Happiness can exist only in acceptance. ~ George Orwell

1 comment

  1. True and Fearless, that's all we have to be. Enjoy your week!