Tuesday, September 11, 2012

It's okay.

I feel like we live in a world that slips by in a hurry. We are all so busy. Everything is so fast paced. How quickly can I get from point A to point B? How fast can I make it in and out of this store? Which line will get me through the fastest? How many things can I cram into my day? How many THINGS can I check off my list? How fast can this problem be fixed?

How quickly can you bounce back to your "old self"?
How soon until you act normal?

I've realized something.

It's okay to put the laundry down or step away from the dishes.
It's okay to hold your babies when they just want to be held.
It's okay to wait in line or be last.
It's okay to walk sometimes instead of running.
It's okay to pass the sign up sheet this once.

It's okay to hurt.
It's okay to cry.
It's okay to be confused, and angry, and scream.
It's okay to let others in and show your emotions.
It's okay to be sad and mourn a loss.
It's okay to talk about and remember those we've lost.

Our world moves so quickly that I feel like society looks down upon those who slow down or take a break; look down upon those who have fallen and stretch before getting back up; look down upon those who walk until they work up to a run. I realized that all of those things are okay. It is a part of healing, learning, and growing.