The Thing I Love this Thursday is the ability to surrender. To let that shit go. I have to do it every single day, sometimes over and over and over until I want to rip that motherloving flag up and burn it to the ground, but dammit, I SURRENDER.
I like to pretend I have a little parade akin to the Music Man, or OK GO here, marching around with that white flag going through the middle of it all day, every day. THIS TOO SHALL PASS. God, how many times has this been said to me or have I said it to others. And, you know what? IT ALWAYS DOES PASS. Always. No matter how many times I roll my eyes or scream, I DO NOT WANT TO HEAR IT. It passes. The good and the bad, IT ALL PASSES.
Practice not perfection. SURRENDERING is one of the hardest things to do because we love to make ourselves crazy with worry and self doubt and FEAR over useless shit that we have absolutely no control over. You know who that helps? Nobody. Certainly not yourself. Do yourself a favor and feel that burden lifted.
Here's what I ask myself, "Is this something I have any kind of control over?" Most of the time, it's no. So I can let that shit go. If I can control any of it, I do my best to handle it well. The rest, GONE.
Surrender feels so damn good, I want to give it to all my friends. I want to give it to the world. Just let me hang onto that one thing a tiny bit longer and then you can have it, OK?