happy monday! and happy easter love bugs (a day late, sure but you were with family yesterday anyway right?)
OK FINE ALSO. you guys are too sweet, thank you for the birthday wishes as well. love you guys like sooo much, i cant believe you remembered?! enough about me.
Easter, man. it’s the whole thing. rebirth. rising from the ashes. growth, development, etc. it’s an inspiring message and time of year, regardless of what you worship, what you believe, if you believe, etc. you know? i think we all have times in our lives when we are goin along, living life as normal, and out of nowhere the world you know as blue and green and on a circular globe is actually purple and neon orange and square shaped. (editors note: its not but go with it) (yes, i’m the editor)
nothing particularly horrifying may have happened in this life event, but everything you knew changed. you feel confused and disoriented and maybe a little freaked out – i know i’ve been there. have you?
i feel like these instances are actually those that i feel *most* thankful. i fall asleep at night so happy to have seen my favorite bodega guy in the morning or really relieved that one teeny little work project was finished or totally in love with that amazing shade of pink on this tiny flower growing in the crack of the sidewalk.
laughter feels more beautiful and the niceness of other humans doesn’t go unnoticed as easily. because you know how bad it really could be. you don’t have time to be annoyed at UPS or your friend who cancelled plans. in the grand scheme of things, none of that stuff even matters, especially when things are completely shapeshifting.
so this is what you do .
you get by with a little help, regardless of what ashes you may rise from, and thats a big lesson i’ve learned lately: the importance of asking for and allowing help. you get help by blasting that amazing new song you heard on spotify and a home cooked meal from a new cookbook you have or whatever version of happiness you may turn to. you find help in pushing your ego to the wayside and saying to someone you trust “listen im in a super f***ed up spot and i feel like a failure and i need some help getting out of it”. you find help in making sure that whatever change may be going on in your life, unwanted or purposefully, you make time for your joys so you get through the day with smiles and happiness still. because there is ALWAYS opportunity to smile 🙂
you get help by way of friendship, and sunny days and walks in the park and maybe even a new dress (or leggings!)
ok or a clutch but we get the point.
you. get. by.
that is the Easter message. you can be condemned and you can rise. you can be hated and you can rise. you can be made to feel you are not enough, that you are alone, that everything you’re doing is wrong and you can rise. you can feel like you’re losing everything but until you’ve lost your family or your friends or the opportunity to be thankful for the most beautiful parts of average days, you have lost absolutely nothing at all but stuff and maybe some assholes with unwanted negative energy.
what a thing to rise away from.
Happy Easter my loves.