The sun sets on another day…
I was thinking today about the sunset as it set and I could not see it. The warm rain was here instead, and as it rained I thought about all the things we can and cannot see. At the top of my list, well in the top many, there was how people really were, and as I thought about it I considered a movie from long ago, “The Ten Commandments”. Now, don’t get me wrong, I was thinking of it not for all the significance it had and has, but for a simple area where Moses asked the burning bush for a name and got “I am that I am”.
Wouldn’t that be easy.
Follow me for a moment into everyday.
You walk into a store, “Good afternoon, welcome, how are you” “I am fine”
A restaurant, “How are you folks doing today?”, “Fine thanks, and you?” “Just fine…”
A friend, “How is it going?” “Fine.”
We talk as though we are always good, but in the process we may lose the ability be be good. Now don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of people that are “fine”. Some are more “fine” than “fine”, but how many are not “fine” and just say they are, and is that helping? How many just answer and don’t consider how they can make their day better?
May I suggest a better solution. We face so many things daily, and have so much bottled inside, that perhaps if we say we are “fine”, we should be. I know I know, lots of people say they are “fine” and are, and many say they are “fine” and become “fine”, and some even say they are “fine” and make it through as “fine”, even though they are something different. Perhaps the trick is to say something a little different that gives you the ability find your way to “fine” and more.
Yes yes, this is a lot to swallow. Maybe it doesn’t follow and maybe it is off base. But, Instead of “fine” perhaps we can say, “Hanging on” or “I will get there” or “I am on my way to fine, thanks for asking”. We can even take another path and start a joke, or make it fun. Perhaps if we just take a few minutes and stop being so robotic we might find we were fine, we just didn’t know it.
Well, I am what I am, and I am fine some days, and some days I have to find my way to fine.
So as the sun sets on another day, be what you are, be what you will be, but mostly find a way to be happy with yourself and along the way, try to take a few people with you. Being “fine” is OK, well, it is “fine”. Maybe we need to be a little more. Maybe we need to be awesome, spectacular, amazing, awe inspiring and maybe even super-stupendous. Decide what you want to be, then do it. I have a suggestion, be fine as frog’s hair, and make it true all the time, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and you sure are fine…