Your Life Is A Fat Bag Of Movie Theatre Popcorn

It’s in the waiting... 


Now before you dive into this grammar void time killer I call a blog (with half of your attention),  let me first start by saying I am the most hypocritical person alive to be writing this. I am the guy that will cook “minute rice” in 45 seconds and chew through the crunch. I simply can’t stand to wait a whole minute for the “hanger” buzzer to go off and let me know my food is finished. On top of that, to be honest I am probably just blogging this for myself because I need to hear it. And if I need to hear it, one of you probably needs to hear it too...

It really is in the waiting. It's in moments of loss, confusion, frustration, and helplessness, that true change is made. I have never been more excited and filled with hope for the near future, yet such a disaster in the present. On here I am sure my life looks perfect but in reality and on paper, this alley cat is an absolute train wreck. I want to write the following to not only encourage myself but to encourage you... 

IT IS OKAY to struggle. It is OKAY to not have everything figured out. It is OKAY to look at your bank account or relationship or gas tank and see that they are all empty. It is OKAY because you have opposable thumbs and you are a human. It is okay because you are learning. If you're reading this, you're likely a millennial so I would hazard to guess that things aren't always as they seem and hearing the words "it is okay" is incredibly soothing. Now I am not saying this to be a self enabler or to enable you. I am saying this because as my thoughts trickle out of my brain, into my fingertips and onto this slow, laggy outdated macbook, my heart is being released of the barb wire noose that is negative self talk. 

Statistically speaking, there is approximately a 1 in 400 trillion chance of a person being born. (Don't site me, I literally just googled that). This means that you my friend are essentially a rabbit foot wrapped in four leaf clovers, sitting on a horseshoe pedestal, found at 11:11 with dandelion seeds floating around you, because THOSE are some seriously unlucky odds. (I mean that and the fact that you're a child of God with a massive calling on your life). With that being said, just because you are here doesn't mean it is going to be easy. I get it, you've been to hell and back, and sometimes it just feels like it's a cul-de-sac. But here's the thing... 

Airplanes take off against the wind, rainbows come after the storm, pearls are formed after months or years under unbearable pressure and a bird doesn't learn to fly without falling from it's nest. What I am trying to get at here is that the seeds that made that big, fat, beautiful buttery bag of movie theatre popcorn didn't blossom without being placed in treacherous heat. So how could you blossom without the burn? I understand that I just referred the struggles in your life to a cheap movie theatre snack but I think you get the point. If you've made it this far, just stick with me. So often we forget that the corner stone is the stone that makes the foundation for a building. The cornerstone was typically the annoying stone in the way that couldn't be moved or the ugly piece that didn't fit anywhere else. What you're facing right now may (I sincerely hope) be the cornerstone to your castle.

Before you think you are too deep, remember that Stephen King's first novel was rejected 30 times, Bill Gates first business failed, Richard Branson is dyslexic, Jim Carrey was homeless, J.K. Rowling lived on welfare, Oprah was abused and broke before her success and Jesus rose from a friggen tomb. So as my Pops, Randy always says, "what one can do, so can another". If these and many more can get through it and overcome, so can you. And hey, your favourite song would sound like a fork in a garburator with only the high notes wouldn't it? It's through the lows that the magic grows. I encourage you to experience what you are experiencing right now, with less stress and more gratitude for the lessons you are learning. It is in this waiting, that your courage is working. I promise you that I will continue to pursue my passions like wild fire. I promise you that I will continue work on my craft in order to see the world, love the things in it, and leave a legacy. I hope that you promise to do the same... Until then, grab a cup of coffee, take a deep breathe, pray a little, take one step forward.

Perhaps share this and or tag a friend that needs some encouragement today.

Until next time... 
 

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