Friday, June 20, 2014

The re-set button

My phone has this button that says "restore factory settings" on it. I had to use it this week, because some of my settings went haywire and I needed to start from scratch. It's a little hellish remembering all the things I need to re-do now, but there's something sorta nice about having everything return to a fresh state.

One thing I put together in my noggin recently is the thought that people can provide us with a sort of flesh-and-blood re-set button. I found myself with people who just set my soul at peace. And what's more, they made me feel like the best version of myself. In the course of a couple weeks, I found myself doing things I hadn't done in a long time. I sang in the kitchen. I danced on the porch. I put my feet up and had a beer.

I got out of my own way, quit over-thinking and dove into the deep end, both literally (belly-flop) and metaphorically (graceful entry with zero splash). It brought me gorgeous experiences that delight every single one of my senses, and sent me back to " real life" better at being me than I was before. Not all that different, but more in tune with my own special brand of crazy.

Every one of us needs someone - or several someones - who can serve as a sort of re-set button. If you don't have one, find one. And don't forget to be awesome.

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