You remember that canned food, Spaghetti-O’s?? I don’t remember how the commerical went but all I remember is “Uh Oh…” LOL so now when I make a boo-boo, I say in my best kids’ voice: Uh Oh Spaghetti-O’s!!!
If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’ve made some boo-boos. First off, I missed posting last week and I almost missed posting this week. Uh Oh Spaghetti-O’s! Last week, I had major computer problems so I couldn’t post and this week, I was playing catch up so it was tough even getting this in.
Here’s the thing…most people don’t care. Who wants to listen to your excuses and reasonings why? No one really. Everyone is just out for the bottom line (which is what you say you’re going to do) and if you don’t deliver, sometimes you can be in a path for a whole bunch of hurt (not physical, maybe emotional). What do you do? Sit in the corner and cry the song of the Victim??!! NO!! You get up, shake the dirt off your shoulder and keep it movin!!
Look, we all stumble and fall. We all fall short in some way, shape, or form. The difference between having compassion and pity for a person who has fallen short is simply this: The person with compassion will help pick the person up, help to take the dirt off their shoulder, and help them keep it movin!! The person with pity will NOT help that person up. Let me give you an example:
My mother is one tough cookie. She does not play. When I fall short in someway, my mother is the first to berate me and give me all the “I told you so”‘s that the universe can offer. HOWEVER, She will help me up and out…even though all of her compassion is filled with ‘I told you so!”
On the other hand, I know plenty of people that will look down on you when you have fallen, continue to berate you and NEVER EVER extend their hand to lift you up.
Now my mom may not be the best at soft and gentle comfort but I know that when she does give me that “tough love“, it is love and it comes from the deepest depths of her heart.
So this week, no lecture on nutrition. No lecture period. If you want a lecture, in late March, I will host a workshop at the Integral Yoga Institute in NYC. Trust me, I’ll have plenty of information for you before that date.
For now, enjoy life. If you don’t have a significant other for Valentine’s Day, be your own Valentine! Who else can love you better than you??!! When you fall short or regress, don’t give up. Just get back up, get the dirt off your shoulder and keep it moving. Your friends and family….your very soul, will love you all the more for it!
Until next time (and yes, I will do an extra weekly post to make up for the one I missed), stay strong, stay healthy, and fight dis-ease!