Ever feel like you are waiting for life to come find you?
Give you that opportunity you are waiting for?
Knock on your door with that dream job?
Connect you to that love of your life you are supposed to meet?
Show up unannounced and giving you everything you ever wished for?
Whether some form of delusion, or procrastination, or fear gets in our way,
we often seem to occupy our time dreaming of what we want, and waiting for it to happen, instead of sprinting into action and LIVING our wildest dreams.
Well... to that I say....:
YOU ARE OKAY.
I repeat: It's O-K-A-Y.
You are a human being, with all its wonders and flaws, and you have 'achieved' plenty already simply by waking up this morning. Do you have two working legs? A heart that beats? Lungs that breathe? Ears that hear? Eyes that see? Roof over your head? Food on your plate? Friends or family that you love? And that love you? Congratulations! You are excelling at this thing called 'life.'
You are lucky, capable and whole just as you are.
So why don't you take some time out of your busy schedule of waiting for life to happen... and put some of it in gratitude. If you are not be in survival mode right now when the world is in full-on crisis mode, than you have privilege. The privilege to dream. Be grateful for it. Adopt an attitude of gratitude, and before you know it, you may find yourself DOING more than talking, TAKING ACTION more than dreaming, and LIVING instead of waiting for your life to begin. It already began, and you are along for the ride...whether the waves are gushing high and carrying you along, and if the water is so still - you can peacefully float on it.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman