H A P P Y N E W Y E A R ! ! !
2016 is going to be a BIG one.
Like fucking H U G E.
*I would post a selfie, but the dark circles under my eyeballs are on another level today.
I’ll spare you, and instead show you some food that, odds are, you care nothing about….
Give you the gift of my youngest niece, Grace…
Go ahead, watch that shit again. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Her, shaking her mini buns actually segues beautifully into what I feel compelled to write about today.
I’ll start with this mind-blowing quote that has left a great impression on me.
Being surrounded by three little people under the age of 10 for two weeks left me…
and as cheesy and cliche as it sounds…
2). Filled with joy
It’s no secret that I am obsessed with my nieces and nephew. They are the light of my life and I love them like they are my own. As much as they might look up to me (their AMAZING, TALENTED, and REALLY PRETTY AUNTIE), what they don’t know (because they can’t yet comprehend it) is how much they inspire me.
I’ll break it down simple:
KIDS GIVE ZERO FUCKS.
Without hesitation, they tell you your breath smells, that you have something in your teeth, that they’d prefer if you wear high heels and red lipstick, that they love you, that they’re mad at you, that they’re hungry, etc.
It’s an incessant stream of wants, needs and unfiltered opinions.
And I think IT IS THE BEST.
Most adults, on the other hand are a total snoozefest.
Yes, it is important to have tact, and to know when and how to express how you truly feel about someone or something, but there is something refreshing about being blunt.
Like just fucking say it.
Kids, just fucking say it ALL. THE. TIME.
We (adults) overthink, don’t like confrontation, avoid conflict, and instead, often burry our true feelings inside ourselves, where they’re left to fester and rot, and fuck with us emotionally, which (I think) is worse. Who are you trying to protect by not having a voice or opinion?
Remember, WE don’t have the power to hurt other people’s feelings. How they process information is their doing – based off of past experiences and how they feel about themselves. Read The Four Agreements for a comprehensive understanding of this.
This can really fuck us when it comes to standing up to bad people. We’d rather ignore them because it’s easier, and requires less energy on our part. But, it’s important to understand that in doing that, we are only enabling these shitty humans to continue being shitty and pollute our population.
It’s easier said than done, but I think the world would be a better place if we all tried to be like kids, and do more of it.
There would be less evil, less confusion, and cumulatively less pain.
In conclusion, I am FOR SURE going to make an honest effort to not shy away from necessary conflict or confrontation, and you shouldn’t either.