When things aren’t going well – like, really not going well – how do you react? When you’re having the worst day, week, month, whatever, how do you rationalize it all? Do you shake your fist at the sky and curse whatever power you believe in (or possibly whine to it, lamenting pathetically, “WHY DO YOU HATE ME?”) or do you take it all in stride?
What about when everything is going well? And not just well but, like, freakishly well? As in everything’s-coming-up-Milhouse well? Do days/weeks/months like that cause you to pause and reflect as well?
When it comes to the Powers That Be™ I’m one of those “everything happens for a reason” people. If I believe in a “higher power” it would simply be the Universe. I can’t explain it, nor am I going to try to. I’m just trying to preface the rest of this post.
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned over time it’s to never take anything for granted, not even the bad stuff. And when it comes to the good stuff I’m trying more and more to express my gratitude, even if only inwardly. I don’t think life owes any of us a single thing, so when you get handed a pretty sweet deal I think it’s important to take a moment (or several) to reflect.
Well, friends – lately it feels like the Universe has been bending over backwards to get me to notice it. Not only are things going really, really well (apologies for being vague. I’ll fill you in soon enough) but the ways in which all of the little details have come together to bring me to the place I’m at right now are just too impressive to go unnoticed or unappreciated. In fact, I’m so damn impressed with the Universe and all its elegance that I just want to give it a great big cosmic high-five for all its hard work.
So, that’s all this is. This is my big ol’ high-five to the Universe and all its mysterious ways. This is me saying out loud that I am so full of gratitude not only for where I’m at right now but also for all of the little and big things that it took to get me here. Things aren’t always good, which means that when they are you’d better enjoy it (AND! Bonus points if you take all that good mojo and in turn do more good with it! EVERYBODY WINS!)
Life is weird. Right now, I’m happy. I’m happy and I’m endlessly grateful and I’m excited for the future.
That is all <3