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9.11.2012

If You're Happy & You Know It...

I believe I've effectively reached adulthood. Sure it's taken almost 38 years, but I feel like I've finally learned how to handle stressful situations without resorting to radical measures: No more cursing, screaming, or punching anyone in the face. No more evil plots to ruin lives or... never mind. I think you get the point.
 
You must understand, I dislike being meek. I hate being wrong. I loathe giving in. But I've reached a place inside of me that needs serenity more than it needs to hang on to an ideal. I've found that giving in to humility actually brings me dignity. I've figured out that sometimes it's easier to set aside my pride in order to maintain peace. I've Buddha'd up my thoughts. I’ve Jesus'd up my soul.  

And It feels good.




19 comments:

  1. I've found that giving in to humility actually brings me dignity. I love this line. Great job on the prompt.

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  2. Good for you. A lot of people have the opposite problem - being too meek. Nice to know we can choose how to respond - there will probably be some situations where you'll have to kick a little ass now and then but you'll have the choice whether to or not and that'll probably feel pretty good too...

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  3. I like the progress that this story marks. Also like your verbs at the end. (RogRites)

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  4. I love this! At certain times, giving in to humility is absolutely the right thing. You can always stand up for yourself in constructive ways. Thanks for this reminder.

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    1. I'm trying to learn to do just that hehe. You are welcome and thank YOU! :)

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  5. That's a good trick. I'm not sure I think I'll ever Buddha up my thoughts -- just my actions -- but more power to you for being able to do both!

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    1. Haha just trying to think clearly & positively! :)

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  6. "I've Buddha'd up my thoughts. I’ve Jesus'd up my soul." My favorite lines. And all-in-all, very well put and honest. Life is far more enjoyable when focusing on the inner peace rather the outer turmoil.
    (Though I may not be one to punch someone's face, I still find evil plotting to calm me... hehe, I kid, I kid.)

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    1. Thank you! I try to be as honest as possible when I write. Also, you made me giggle lol. :)

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  7. I like this. I've Buddha'd up my thoughts - great line. I like the straightforward, honest feel to it.

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    1. Awww thank you! Stuff pops in my head and I jot it down and hope it sounds good lol. :)

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  8. Humility = dignity in my book. My absolutely favorite lines!!! " I've Buddha'd up my thoughts. I've Jesus'd up my soul." LOVE it!

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  9. Oh man, I could use a little Buddhaing up right about now. Great job with the prompt. I love the personal touch here. And, of course, what you've done with major religious figures.

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