Hello! Are you all navigating this retrograde period okay? It's been a wee bit INTENSE. Even as I write this I'm taking some deep breaths. Are you??
I wanted to share an old post so that you can see that I used to be funny. :) No really - I wanted to bring a little laughter because life has been a bit too serious. There are many planets in retrograde which has caused confusion and uncertainty. It's important to cut through the illusions - the way we are perceiving things right now might be distorted. It's helpful to stay grounded and connect with the "real" down to earth people in your life that you can count on. If you are going through some major life transitions right now, please be easy on yourself and patient. The dust will settle soon.Hopefully this post will help you take your mind off things for the 10 minutes it will take you to read. :)
Here we go!!
Alight. I need to confess something. I seriously want to be Larry David. Well, maybe not “BE” him but perhaps work with him. Ha! More times than I can count, I find myself mid-conversation with someone, pretending that I am in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm!! (new season this month!!)
I usually present when interacting with others, but I have to admit at times, in my mind, I am creating a Larry David scenario…thinking of what I would say if I was him, picturing the other persons reaction, silently cracking myself up!
I was thinking about why I like him; I think it’s his blatant honesty. He doesn’t let other people get away with much and he says what other people are afraid to say. Now granted, he is also completely neurotic (I relate), dramatic and self-consumed, but hilarious!
My friend recently told me a story that I think would be a funny sketch for him. I can see him doing this! Here’s the story:
My friend bought a watermelon at a Costco. She went home, was excited to eat this delicious watermelon, sliced it open, took a bite and was totally disappointed. It was tasteless. Juicy, but absolutely tasteless. Now most people in a similar situation might be disappointed, but decide to do something else with the watermelon, or just toss it altogether (yes, many of us would do this!), but she decided to take it back to Costco. To COSTCO!!!
Anyone who has ever been to this store knows that a trip to Costco can be fun and uh…not so fun.
Upon arrival to one of their stores - you are faced with a parking maze, long lines (especially the return lines), and lots and lots of people! A trip to Costco can require a bit of patience. It is also a very exciting adventure for some (right Papa??).
My friend said that she was “fed up” with just “accepting” things. I realize the trip back to Costco stood for something more and so, as I was crying with laughter listening to her story, inside I was proud of her for having the guts to do it and stake a stand. I was impressed that she had the guts to return the sorry watermelon! She was willing to stand in line with a huge watermelon in her hands (those things are heavy!), she didn’t care who saw her (well, maybe a little…she did say she looked over her shoulder a couple times and prayed that no one she knew would see her), but she did it!!! She returned a watermelon that she didn’t like! To COSTCO!!! I love this woman!
Sometimes we all gotta take a stand. Right? Maybe that is the real reason that I like Larry. He’s not afraid to speak up and accept things that are just "okay."
I’m all about speaking your truth, taking a stand…just be gentle when you do it. We still want harmony and friendships right? Hahaha.
That is all for now. Return those WATERMELONS! Take a stand. Be a Larry! JUST DO IT!