I've decided lately that life is too short to let everything bring you down. We need to learn to laugh at the quirkiness that is life. I know that things get difficult, but that is no reason to stay down in the dumps. This last summer was filled with anxiety and depression, but I found my way back by taking the bull by the horns and screaming, 'This is not how life should be!' I'm still here, I get up every morning and thank my Heavenly Father that I have a caring husband, cutie puppy, loving family and chocolate.
Lately I've felt that I can see everything clearer. I think I have a bit of the eternal perspective gleaming through. I was thinking the other day about life and I had an I-get-it moment. We are here to love and be loved, to help and allow others to help us. We are also never alone, people tell us that over and over but it really is true.
So, here is the challenge, find something/someone you love, turn on your favorite music and sop up the amazingness that is life. Go on an adventure, get out of your comfort zone. Don't wait for opportunity to knock - it already has and now it's knocking on your neighbor's door, get up and chase it down the street.
I know times are tough and we may think we're too busy to do this, but we need to take time to enjoy life. Most of the time I have to remind myself that it's ok to sit on the couch and watch 'How I Met Your Mother,' while Matt plays some game on his Xbox, it's ok to take time out to relax. We need that relaxing time, we need it so badly.
In conclusion I want to say this, don't take yourself too serious. Play in the mud, jump in the puddles, run off to Disneyland, bungee jump off a bridge and never lose your childlike sense of 'not giving a crap about anything.' The best thing you can do for yourself is let go of the tension that is cramping your style.
Do it. Just do it.
Erin, Matt and Tempe