Photo by Me, Cheryl Larkin, edited to add quote.
I had been having a really rough time, accepting a job I really didn’t want that has me working in crappy conditions for way too low pay, but it was the only place that offered me a job, so I had to take it. This sent me into a big spiritual crisis for many reasons.
It has been a tough time, but then one day at work I heard the song Life Ain’t Always Beautiful by Gary Allan and it really touched me. I hadn’t heard that song in many many years but there it was playing just for me.
Photo taken by me, Cheryl Larkin
I was talking with my daughter the other day and she was telling me a story that ended with her saying, I know that is completely irrelevant, but she said it with a smile. So I replied:
“Anything that makes you smile is not irrelevant.”
A simple statement that I then tweeted and it has been my most retweeted and favortied tweet. It is interesting to me how something that just flowed so easily from my mouth has touched so many other people. I love it.
Photo Credit: Cheryl Larkin – I took this just outside of Bisbee, AZ
I wrote about Gratitude earlier in the year but I feel compelled to write again. I had grasped the concept before but I wasn’t truly living it. Now that I am living it, I realize just how powerful it truly is.
Yep, that’s me taking it easy with the Peace Wall in Bisbee, AZ. My BFF, Diana and I spent a weekend there at the beginning of August. It was a wonderful trip and we both had a terrific time. We don’t get to see each other much because she lives at the Grand Canyon and I live in Tucson and we have families, etc. etc. etc., so we try to do a getaway once a year and this year we chose to head off to Bisbee.
This is a wonderful video to help fuel and refuel your passion for life whenever you are feeling down. The music is lovely and if you wish you can sit back, close your eyes and just let it wash over you. Or you can read the quotes as they come up. Either way, do whatever feels right for you.