Taking the Time to just be Awesome

Growing up in this family has taught me one thing: I’m kind of a big deal. Its not conceit that brings me to this conclusion. If you read any of their posts you can tell that everyone blessed enough to be in this family is a big deal. We’re just awesome.

I have never been comfortable with the ‘when life gives you lemons‘… crap. If life dares to give you lemons you

This image shows a whole and a cut lemon. It i...
This image shows a whole and a cut lemon. It is an edit of Image:Lemon.jpg to reduce blown highlights and slightly darken image. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

take those lemons, march up to life’s door, ring the bell and demand apples or oranges or whatever fruit you want. If life refuses then you take the lemons and shove it up life’s ass. You make life your bitch. No forgiveness.

People seem to be under the delusion that they are not in control of their own lives. They wonder why things happen to them and yet make no move to change it. They fall into a pit of self-pity which morphs into a twisted form of self loathing that they feel helpless to get away from it. They become cowardly and weak, but refuse to see the truth of it.

That is why I believe everyone should just take a day every week (like God prescribes) and just lounge. Do whatever you want. If that means laying in your jammies all day playing video games without human contact for no less than 12 hours, then do it.

No one should feel trapped by their own lives. But if you want to live with freedom that approach yourself honestly. I know I’m a big deal because I am comfortable with who I have become. People started thinking that admitting you feel good about yourself is a bad thing because no one is perfect. But liking yourself is not bad. People should know.

Just take a moment and don’t think about what others might think of you. Take that moment and see what you think of yourself. Remember to be honest with yourself, at the end of the day, you are the only person who matters. If you don’t like what you are… change it. It’s that simple. Because we’re all awesome. There is no shame in that.

(I know this steps away from my usual style of writing, but events lately have led to this)


17 responses to “Taking the Time to just be Awesome”

  1. It is good practice when life gives you lemons to make lemonade. Believe it or not, what you do with what you are deli builds character and that makes the man. Carry a sweet song of praise in your for the next thing you will be dealt may be thirst – then you will want the lemonade you made to quench your thirst. God does have a sense of humor!

    Walk daily with God at your side!



  2. Bug, you make my heart just sing. I’m very proud of you, and I miss you so much. August needs to hurry up so I can see your awesome face!!


  3. So true! Matthew 22:39 doesn’t say “love your neighbor more than yourself.” It says, “…love your neighbor AS yourself,” which indicates that you love yourself as well. 🙂 Thank you!! –Anne


  4. Godly truth is in this post (though I don’t imagine God giving the same suggestion for what to do with lemons if they’re not readily exchanged for more preferable fruit 😉 ). Enjoy life by living as if you matter, because you do to God.


  5. Bug! Dad wants to know how much of this attitude can be attributed to him? Because he says you are AWESOME!!!

    Also, I think you really are a big deal!



  6. thanks every one for the comments and likes. stay gold.
    @mom: well, you guys are both to blame for me, i think. i have gone through great pains to make you proud and it would be a shame to disappoint you now.


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