Maybe it’s just me but sometimes life leaves me feeling like I’m on a super long, scary, mostly out-of-control, roller coaster ride. It’s not the ups and downs that get to me but the whack-a-doo gravity defying twists that leave me feeling like I’m not 100% sure which way is up.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying I walk around sporting the “ZOMG EEEeeeeEEEEEeEeeee” roller coaster hair that can only be created with cyclonic wind and extreme g-forces at play or vomit on my shoes. (Alright, so maybe I walk around with the hairdo but I draw the line at vomit shoes. Most of the time.)
What I am saying, is that life often feels like I’m balancing spinning plates on sticks while holding my breath, hoping and praying I don’t drop one. While I’m pulling off this gravity defying act, someone inevitably drops verbal bombs on me. Vicious barbed bands of steel made from judgemental, backhanded, sometimes intentionally vindictive, statements whip on my hidden vulnerabilities about my self-worth.
Being judgemental might be something we can’t totally get away from. It might be something hardwired in us like a survival skill. But perhaps it’s time for us to make a conscious choice to grow beyond our hardwiring and evolve; grow up. Maybe it’s time we all let go of judging each other as much; open our hearts and minds to accept and appreciate people as they are. Valuing each other is one of the most important lessons we can learn for ourselves and our children. Let’s create a world where our children don’t question their worth. Just think, with that kind of freedom and happiness, I might be able to permanently avoid vomit shoes and tame the crazy hair.