It seems everyone that is writing a blog or book these days is talking about being awesome, being remarkable and don’t forget while you’re at it, go and punch fear in the face! And the truth is, I’m over it. I actually spent a lot of time this past winter reflecting on all these build you up and climb that mountain mentality and I realized I was angry. While yes I love reading all the inspiration and getting fired up, I somehow always came back to the same thought of “what next?”
Sure your words are full of positivity and encouragement to get off your butt and do something, but then what? Where did you give me the tools, where did you tell me the how? I’m a very practical and action oriented person I’ve come to realize, so always getting me fired up and then leaving me floundering left me frustrated and eventually angry.
I made the lists, I wrote down “the perfect day” and how I wanted life to look when I got “there” wherever there was. And I came to this conclusion….it’s all fluff. There’s nothing wrong with following your passion, there’s nothing wrong with living a life where you exhaust your talents and the gifts you’ve been given. But it’s also hard freakin’ work! There’s blood, sweat & tears (literally), there’s stress headaches, sleepless nights and a never ending worry when you walk from the beaten path and try to figure out this new unknown land.
But the biggest lesson I’ve taken from all the fluff is that it’s okay to be average and still make a difference. Everything doesn’t have to be a “big show” to matter. All you have to do is contribute. Contribute your own little drop to this vast ocean. Because here’s the kicker, as small and as insignificant you think your little drop might be, it ripples.
Whatever you do, it ripples out, to others, to the world. It might not be the tsunami that you thought it should be or would be, but it still matters. You in your own little corner, with your small little network of friends and family, you, yes you, still make a difference. Even if it’s just a ripple.
I’m okay with that. For average little pracitcal Christa, I can handle ripples. I’d rather be a small ripple in the lives of those that truly matter to me than have my name in lights and be full of fluff.
So here’s the conclusion where I still need to put something positive cause really what’s the point in writing if it isn’t going to be at least a little bit of fluff Give everything you have into being the best you. If you truly make yourself as healthy as possible in all areas of your life (physical, emotional, spiritual) and simply give and love freely the rest works itself out. So go on, right here, right now, go for it. Let that drop go….make ripples!