I hate being cliche. Ask any of my friends and they’ll tell you the same. But even though I think it’s cheesy and slightly annoying when people say cliche phrases, I’m going to be that person today.
Lately life has been blurry to me, and I don’t mean that in a bad way. All I'm saying is that sometimes life goes by so fast that we don't have time to stop and look around. (At least feel as though that's true.) Personally, I love being busy, having tasks, and working with ideas. It's a huge part of who I am. But I also don't like being too rushed or too busy - who does? Probably no one. I think the reason stems from the fact that we as humans aren't wired to be that way. I'm no scientist, but I have a gut feeling that we're supposed to be paying more attention to detail. It's okay to laugh a little, let loose, and have fun sometimes.
I think we all agree here, and it’s the little things that have really hit hard the past few days.
The fact that I got new stickers for my notebook, made me so happy that I want to write in it all of the time now. Just the other day, I discovered an old album by a band that I love (P.O.D.). Sometimes I’ll go through a phase of listening to only one band (or maybe two) for weeks until I’ve heard all of their albums and I’m ready to move on to the next band. Very rarely do I discover that I missed an album from 10 to 15 years before. But when I do, it’s like Christmas. It’s as if the band released a whole new album just for me even though it was released a year before I was born.
Sometimes all it takes to get me to snap out of a funk is for a friend to come along and say something funny, or it’s an old album, or stickers. Either way, I’ve learned that motivation doesn’t always have to come from a big source, sometimes it’s the little things that keep us going. But it’s even better when we do something special for someone else - even when we feel like crap.