Sponsored by www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-j-zarlenga-cpa-mba-052a5a40/ Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. In verdant pastures he gives me repose. Beside restful waters he leads me; he refreshes my soul. He guides me in right paths for his name's sake. Even though I walk in the dark valley I fear no evil; for you are at my side with your rod and your staff that give me courage. You spread the table before me in the sight of my foes; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Only goodness and kindness follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for years to come. Jn 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord; I know them, and they follow me.
Sometimes, you just have to put on your favorite music, imagine yourself on a sun-drenched beach, and just tell your everyday stress to go for a nice long walk along an adjoining dock...and to keep a-walkin' after the dock is no more, Capisce?
Look all the humans have self-deprecating emotions; you know, those nasty, useless bugger such as doubt, fear, shame, inferiority, guilt, and of course, the queen mother of all worthless emotions: WORRY.
Well, at least I think we all have them. Those who appear not to must be better actors than Bradley Cooper.
Yes, BC gets my vote for actor of the decade. Look, not everyone can go from "The Hangover" to "American Sniper" to "Guardians of the Galaxy" to "A Star is Born" with such plausibility, okay? Alright, fine, he's easy on the eyes. And the ears. Did I mention he can direct? So, I think he's pretty much perfect, whatever, sue me.
I WAY digress. But, these people are either putting my beloved Bradley to shame in the pretending department or they are, um, well, a little off kilter, perhaps? #WeAllHaveOurStuff #AdmitIt
And the thing of it is, is: in our own way, each of us is a little bent or misshapen or loud or goofy or forgetful or bad at directions or sweaty or awkward or ill-mannered or silly or messy or daft or under-dressed or overbearing or even a little dull from time to time. Hey, a gal gets tired by the weekend sometimes, alright? Let her go to bed at 8PM on a Saturday once in a while if she wants ?
But if we won't even let ourselves off the hook for being imperfect, why do we expect other people to judge us any less harshly? Think about it.
Besides, if someone else is making you feel that badly about being you, you might want to invite them to join your stress for a really long walk off that short pier, you dig? #YouHaveWorth #YouAreLoved #WeGotThis #Pray