This post isnt really about happy hippos… hippos are pretty vicious actually… but I really like hippo butts they make me happy.
HIPPO BUTTS… DRIVE ME NUTS!!!
I wrote this yesterday..as I sat in the waiting room of a local therapist office. I sat there reading all the inspirational quotes on the wall… I think to myself ( because.. who else woukd I think it to =/) are these inspirational quotes supposed to make people feel better before they see the therapist????
“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”
“Happy is the one who learns to bear what he cannot change”
Signs… telling me to “Dream” , “Hope” and have “Faith”….
And of course… theres the serenity prayer… telling me to “accept the things I cannot change”…….
Why are these quotes on the wall???
Sooooo…I shouldn’t encourage change? Accept change??? MAKE CHANGE??? I should just “bear”it?? Doesn’t that eventually make ppl feel more hopeless…
I mean… if I would of just learned to “bear” my situation, many years ago….. I’d probably be dead……just sayin….
I don’t understand what makes different people sad/depressed…. but I do know that I’ve been both!
And what you ask… Made me feel better???? Changing my situation… That’s what! Was it easy??? HELL NO! But I did it…
I understand the counseling process…. I provide peer counseling to my clients at work… And I think every person on this planet would Benefit by having an impartial person to help them process….. but these signs are making me depressed…I don’t like them!
Change… We should always be changing….. evolving…. So again as I sit here in the waiting room of the therapist office…I want to stand up and tear down these signs!!! Just rip them off the walls!! And I want to take the sharpie out of my purse and write on these walls…
I WANT TO WRITE…….
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time, WE are the change that we seek” -Obama
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself” – Andy Warhol
I want to write……in big giant letters…… YOU ARE IN CHARGE!!!!!
But I don’t …. Because I’m afraid they’ll think I’m crazy 😉