Just some feel-good vibes for your day . . . (if you take your "vibes" with an extra side of cheese).
Maybe it's the spring-y-ness in the air.
Or maybe it's the 12 oz. coffee.
Or maybe it's Maybelline. There's always that chance.
Avert your eyes if you're not into cheesy quotes. This post is basically a museum of motivational mantras.
This was sort of inspired because I was recently having a very uplifting little H-to-H with a good friend about gratitude and then jealousy.
Specifically how jealousy is kind of a universal temptation, a potential relationship-ruiner, and just generally a sneaky suck-hole of evil because:
- It turns abundance into lack
- It turns happiness into resentment
- It turns wonderful people into competitive, spiteful, ungrateful people
And when you get sucked in, it kind of casts a really fraught-with-peril filter on the world.
So since I think we all go through bouts of "can't see the forest for the trees," and we lose perspective (spending so much time envying qualities about other people that we forget to recognize, admire, and respect our own gifts, talents, and unique traits), I just wanted to share some of what I thought were really uplifting and poignant quotes .
I also think, much of the time, jealousy is basically just insecurity beer-goggles. It distorts your self worth, makes you forget how great you are, and just generally makes you think ridiculous things.
Like Angelina Jolie trying to look more like Beyonce.
Equally beautiful but in their own unique ways.
Or Oscar Wilde trying to write like Shakespeare.
Or James Cameron trying to direct like Tim Burton.
Or Seth Cohen trying to be more Ryan Atwood-y
(don't hate - it's ALWAYS a good time for an OC reference).
Envying someone else wastes your own unique and unrepeatable set of talents, gifts, and beauty, which is a damn shame because (season 2 spoiler) you're the only one of you.
Do I sound like a 1st grade Dr. Seuss fable yet? SORRY!
. . .
Since every conversation deserves an Owen Wilson pep talk, I'm going to cue the prolific Randolph Dupree from "You, Me, and Dupree" because I think about the *you*-ness concept quite often:
"I don't want this guy gettin' in your head, cuz he's in mine a little bit.
I don't want you to forget that you're bringing something to the table.
You've got that Carl-ness.
That little twinkle in your eye, and you're givin' it to me right now.
That little glint that says they're never gonna beat you; they can't lay a glove on you.
Don't forget that cuz you can't put a price tag on that.
End of sermon."
Now let me just do a quick swan dive off this soapbox here. Sorry if that got weird.
Have a wonderful day!