I know that the only one who’s going to effectively deliver that kick is me.
But at the same time, I understand that there are a few things and forces that can lift my day up or crush it into a demoralizing heap of honey badger dung:
- Coffee: I will suckle at your slightly bitter teat until the bottom of the cup or ends of the earth, whichever comes first. You’re a ritual, and I like you best when you smell of pumpkin spice or hints of caramel. And while you are a nasty beast when naked, you look divine when dressed in cream and sugar. You are Red Bull without the urine specimen color. You are 5 Hour Energy but with a work ethic.
- Those People: I know who you are but I keep letting you hang around. I delude myself into thinking that you lift me up. Silly wabbit, I am, because what you really do is pop in when it’s convenient for you. When you need something. Because I make you feel good. And you take. You take my time, my heart, my emotional strength and you keep them all for yourself. You hide behind the guise of cheer and good intention, when what you truly are is a thief. You’re a want I disguise as a need. You’re chemistry that only leads to a destructive lava flow. You’re replaceable and take up room in my day and heart of which you’re not worthy. And you need to go.
- Kindness: I kick you around like a cat with the ring from a milk jug on the kitchen floor. You’re a second class citizen when you should be ruling my life by divine right. I shove you aside in favor of the things that do me no good and only tear me down. You deserve more credit and you always cut me slack when I can find none to cut myself. I miss you and I really should invite you inside more often. You feel the same way about coffee as I do — let’s share a cup.
My best ideas never originate from the depths of my soul. They’re inspired by the thoughts, actions, and feelings of others. And today is no different. If you read nothing else than this blog post today and watch nothing besides this video, know that it was all inspired by a reader named Dave who said that this video below seemed like something I would share with my audience.
And he’s right.
Because others know us better than we allow ourselves to know us. And there isn’t an Eminem video on the planet that delivers an ass kicking quite like this.
Here’s to a Wednesday where you make love to your coffee, you tell Those People…nothing…because they haven’t earned your attention, and to inviting kindness inside because as you’ll see below:
We aspire to perfection but it’s a bit of an asshole and no one invites it to pool parties.