Oh pandas… it’s another week. How did that happen already?! Since it’s Monday, it’s therefore supposed to be the restart, re-energise, re-diet, re-motivation, re-something of the week. It’s the day where most, if not all of us, use as a fresh start. Right? I know I’m not the only one. However today, for me, was pretty difficult. It was hard to stay positive. To get that hashtag Monday Motivation thing going. Lately, it seems that I haven’t been keeping my positivity pants on. I let it slip. And to be honest, once you let it slip, it’s hard to catch yourself before you fall back down to the very hard cold floor of negativity. The thing is, I try very hard every day to stay positive. It has helped with my panic attacks, my mind, my health and my emotions. So even though today was a hard day to get my body and mind moving, I did it nonetheless.
Despite my recent disastrous fling with a moron, I am still quite open to meeting the so called “One”. I mean let’s be honest, who am I to pooh-pooh an emotion that has been around since the invention of time, even if my idea of men has declined throughout the years. I still want to believe, I know that much. I suppose I still feel like there might be something out there. However, I am also accepting of the fact that it might never happen for me, which believe me, I have come to terms with. But before I officially wave the white flag and succumb to a life of solitude, I have chosen openness in changing my views a little.
I’m sure you’re probably wondering why in unicorn poop did I pick this motivational quote to see you off for the rest of the week. Well… I figured this time I was going to be a bit more realistic. Meaning, and forgive me for being blunt, not all your hard work will pay off. Sometimes it will and other times it won’t. You just have to work the cards you’ve been dealt. It doesn’t mean you’re not going to succeed. It just means it might take a little longer to get there. Some times there will be days where you will feel knocked down. Like they’ve taken your last breath. But hang in there. Keep pushing through it. You will eventually see that not only are you stronger than what you thought but you will know how to conquer anything.
So my dear Pandas… This week let’s all try and be the windshield.
❤ ❤ ❤
P.S.- Wishing you guys a very happy week!
What does it mean to be the best version of yourself? Does it take effort? Will it take much time? The answer to these questions is, undefinable. There can’t be one answer to rule them all, so to speak. Therefore if you think that it will only require a little discipline then that’s how long it will take. The answers are geared towards you as an individual. We all have a certain image in our brains as in how we would like to act. Sometimes our version might be a little skewed to the norms of reality. After all we are all different. Therefore we won’t think the same when it comes to what the ideal traits one should have. But I think the most important point is that at least you are willing to put forth your idea of the best version of you. That you are doing something. And that says enough right there. If you are contented to put your best foot forward then it shows that you want to be a responsive participate as a human being. You are eager to help, love, put others first and sacrifice to make life worth living. Even the tiniest of changes makes a difference in how others perceive you. So don’t think that you have to alter your whole DNA foundation. No! All it means is to be the best person that your abilities will allow. Don’t worry about others. Don’t stress that your not meeting the quota. Just do you! Do what makes you feel comfortable. But do something! Imagine if we all came into this world with the intention of trying to be our better selves. Oh what a world it would be.
Since it’s the beginning of the week and I officially want to crawl back into my bed and die, I decided that a nice optimistic quote would do just the trick for Motivation Monday.
I know some of you are thinking phooey fiddle fuddle on optimism (I totally went Yosemite Sam just then, please tell me you know who I’m talking about?!) but let me tell you, sometimes, it’s the only thing that keeps you moving. It’s the knowing that a ‘What If’ question might bring a ‘hell yes’ answer. It’s relying on hope to get you through and it’s the knowledge learned to accept that things may not be smooth sailing but you will prevail nonetheless. Sure you might get knocked back once, twice, hell, even ten times. But you know that even despite these unfortunate obstacles you will get to the other side as fresh as a daisy. What does that even mean by the way? I know what it means, but why is it fresh as a daisy? Are daisies the Energizer bunnies of the plant world. Are they the Richard Simmons of photosynthesis? Okay, okay, I digress as always. But if you know, please help this panda out.
Either way, this week, we are going to be the most optimistic pandas ever. But for the love of skittles don’t go overboard with the positivity. No one wants a gushing Care Bear 24 hours a day. You will look a little cuckoo. Just know that things will always work out. Beam the optimism from the inside. It will always get you to where you need to be.
Peace, Love and Cha Cha
Ah amour… Isn’t it grand. This one word has played host to a whole range of emotions ever since the very first thought and feeling formed in our Neanderthal cousins. They were the first of our species to live together and congregate in groups, so I can only assume it started then. Sometimes I’m sure you’ve wished that you never knew the word love and what it stands for, while other times you knew that life was not worth living without having it. Which is curious seeing as most of us are forgetting the details in it. We are rushing from relationship to fling, to hook up, back to a relationship whereupon losing the glorious subtleties in the slowness of a flickering flame. The beginning musings of two lovers has become a novelty act in a modern novel which will no doubt be picked up by a billion dollar movie company so it can be mass produced and distort our already skewed notions of the subject. They forget to tell the truth that sometimes love doesn’t work out. But the point of it, is to have been able to have experienced it. The touching of hands, the embrace leading up to a passionate kiss. The midnight conversations and the giggling of inside jokes. I know it’s an even better story if the “Boy gets the girl”, but what about what they went through after that?
I was going to do a weekend photo Journal post but then I made some brownies and I thought to myself, man, food makes you feel all kinds of awesome. So… why not write about it.