Sounds nice, right? Well, while it was definitely great to kind of revert to a state of freedom and no responsibilities, I feel like I am paying for it this week. I am having a really difficult time diving back into the hustle and bustle of every day life. I feel like as human beings, we get so focused on our "busy lives" that when we are offered the slightest taste of worry-free simplicity, we forget how to function. Maybe that's just me? Somehow, I doubt that though.
Have you all seen Man of Steel, the newest Superman movie? (I know this sounds lame, but I promise I have a point.) You know how the beginning of the movie shows Clark's life as a young child, and he has those periods where he is so overwhelmed by the complexity of the world that he can't think clearly? Do you ever feel like that? I do sometimes. Even during normal weeks where I am living my life as I usually do. It's easy enough to get wrapped up in your own personal thoughts, and stress about everything you're in charge of in life, but then you begin to think about all of the craziness that is going on in the rest of the world, and it can begin to seem extremely depressing.
As people who have so many opportunities for happiness and freeness of spirit, why do we find it so easy, or even "necessary" to tie ourselves down with numerous pointless worries? Sure, there are a lot of negative things around us that we are more than capable of changing, but there are also many that we can't change. Dwelling on those, and letting them weigh heavily on our hearts will only put us into a place of sadness, and make us forget about everything else that we should be rejoicing about.
We have to continue to fight. We have to fight for our happiness. We have to fight for our right to enjoy life. We have to fight for a mindset that will allow us to live fully, while also overcoming the glorification of busyness and stress.
Just a few thoughts for this Tuesday morning. I hope you all have a great day!