Monday, February 14, 2011
The Joy Of Reckless Abandon
I like knowing I don't have to remember who I said what to..how I said it..or why I said it. I like that I can have a sense of humor about myself. I can't imagine not laughing about something I have done at least once every day. I'm just one of those people. And silly crazy stuff, just really does happen to me. A lot.
I like sharing my funny, sometimes stupid, life. Even if it doesn't put me in the best of lights. If it makes someone laugh, someone feel better, who cares? Who cares if I put all my stuff out there for anyone who will listen? If you don't like what I talk about, or how I talk, don't listen. I promise, you won't go to hell or the devil for laughing at my crazy behind. No matter what I'm talking about. The good Lord does not punish you for listening to me, even if you think I have gone too far. I personally think the Lord has a wonderful sense of humor. Evidence to that, you can see on any given day. In any direction you look.
I like knowing my life experiences can make somebody feel better on a bad day. I like hearing, that MY life experiences have been YOUR life experiences. And I like hearing you thought you were the only one. That you thought you were alone. Because I like knowing. That now. Because I put myself out there. You know you are not. By yourself. You're not the only one stupid crap happens to, you're not the only one with problems. Everybody has family stuff. Everybody has personal stuff. And everyone thinks their stuff is bigger and runs deeper than anyone elses. Well, surprise. It doesn't.
Just think how much we could help people, if we would all be open. Talk about what your problems are, and how much they bother you. Talk about what you need to talk about, to feel better. You can do all that without being hurtful. As long as the focus of conversation is on yourself, people will be able to identify with you.
I shared some really personal information yesterday with some people I thought were special enough to receive it. Some of those people, I shared with, simply to lift their spirits. Some so I would know, that even though I couldn't see them, they could " hear and see" me through my story, and laugh their behinds off. There may be some of those people, who would have rather I hadn't shared. And if there are some of those people amongst that shared group, then I made a bad decision in judgment. It happens.
Reckless abandon is the way I live. I may not always choose wisely, when gathering those to ride along with me. Maybe I should ask first. If you want to climb in for the ride. I'll admit. Most times. I am so busy trying help. Trying to create something positive. I'm not paying attention. I just automatically think. You are already on board. I'm trying to get your mind off of yourself or your problems and onto me. Onto me and whatever ridiculous thing has happened to me that I think is worthy of a laugh or two.
I hope I hit more home runs with my method than strike outs. I'm sure, I will hit some foul balls along the way. But I mean well. And I always wish you well. And my goal is to always make you laugh. Just laugh. Not feel guilty. Just better. My motives are good. My intentions are straight from my heart to yours. And maybe with the hopes. That you can take a chance. And feel a little reckless yourself. And laugh with carefree abandon.