Inspired by the children’s book : The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
The crayons were tired of colouring.
“Why can’t we write like the pencils do?” – said the crayons.
The pencils were tired of writing.
“Why can’t we colour like the crayons do?” – said the pencils.
If the crayons were to write, the papers would be filled with different colours.
If the pencils were to colour, the drawings would all be of the same colour.
Sometimes, we wish to have the opposite of what we have or to be able to do things that others can do. I found a creative way to illustrate this concept…(sense the pun!) … I guess the message is to keep in mind that we must be content with what he have and what we can do. We can always learn other skills, but first we should value the ones we have!
When your thoughts takeover they can make you lose control of reality. At times, it can be so difficult not to worry and not to let your concerns overcome you. In my case, it makes it better for me to write it out and reread what I know I should do and try to gear my mind in the thought process I know is the best and the healthiest for me. Writing it out acts as my reminder … I know there is a lot of positive around me and I need to focus on these aspects instead of what is worrying me… but its easier said then done.
This blurb is simply to tell myself that there are some things you cannot control, some reactions that are unexpected, some people that have their ways… the only control you have is on yourself and on how you choose to deal and handle it all.
Everyone has their bubble where they can live in from time to time. Everyone has an escape to a safe place.
Sometimes, ok often, I like to live in my bubble where I feel reassured, safe and comfortable. What I mean by living in my bubble is more linked to the feeling of being able to be me … FULLY me! It means being surrounded with some indispensable people that to me make me want to live every single day and that know & accept me. It means being honest and truthful. It means feeling inspired and moved by the many little wonders of life. It means that I dont have think, but just be.
On the other hand, there are times where life is so fast pace and times where I don’t even notice that I’m so caught up that I can’t even enjoy being in my little bubble. Sometimes a bubble is a MUST to physically and/or mentally escape real life. A physical escape is where I would end up in my car driving with no destination, walking around Montreal at crazy hours, staring out at various views, traveling to be inspired… A mental escape is where I would write about so many different things for days, where I practiced a few exercices of mindfulness, where I got lost in my books or movies/shows, where I listened to music for hours and hours. I must say that whether physical or mental, an escape is sometimes needed, and in fact, it’s sometimes healthy.
Be bubbly! Be wYse,
Inspired from a song I truly love “Be As You Are” by Mike Posner … this is how I felt lately:
“There are moments when you fall to the ground
But you are stronger than you feel you are now.
You don’t always have to speak so loud,
Just be as you are.
Life is not always a comfortable ride
Everybody’s got scars that they hide
And everybody plays the fool sometimes,
Just be as you are.”
There are moments that are tougher in life and everyone has the right to fall down at times. We tend to think that it’s not normal to feel down, but we should listen to our hearts, feel as we feel and be as we are. I remind myself that its OK to NOT be okay from time to time (which was actually recently explicitly mentioned to me by a friend). I was very reflective about this and came to realise that its my choice to determine what I consider tough and that its more important to try and understand my feelings then fight against them.
I also realised that we often say its not a big deal or that we will be okay, but truthfully we are all different and consider different things difficult and its our right to do so. We should embrace this part as its more telling about who we are and can help us understand and find better ways of coping.
I used to write a lot about my never ending thoughts and my overthinking but lately I am on OVERLOAD mode where I can barely think but only execute and make quick decisions. I have never multitasked as much as the past few months and even though it is ALL for great things and amazing new steps, it’s very difficult to always be on the GO.
I am in survival mode.
My brain is on overload;
It may implode!
My heart is racing;
It’s exciting, but overwhelming.
I remind myself to keep smiling!
Regardless of the madness,
I am in the path of my ultimate happiness;
Togetherness & blissfulness.
Its funny because I am a highly organized person and yet I feel like my brain is a mess and it makes me feel weird! I guess I am out of comfort zone but it is teaching me a lot.