I told you last week about, my oldest son, Grant’s great taste in music. Well, this week I went to my companies National Sales Meeting. He gave me his old iPod to listen to during my flight there and back. It was very nice to be able to close both my eyes and relax. When I did, I listened to Floyd, Hendrix and Swift…. that’s right, I said Swift… as in Taylor Swift. Grant claims not to be a fan of Ms. Swift or even Mr. Beiber (this hasn’t been found on the iPod, yet), Somehow, this renegade track made the download on the “downlow”.
One other song that I found was Kermit the Frog, yes from the Muppets, singing “It’s not that easy being green”. This one hit close to home. I could identify with the little guy and I’m sure that, at one time or another, many of you have felt the same way. Whether it’s your first day with braces, glasses or high school. As opposed to Kermit, who felt like he was blending into everything, you may have felt like you just don’t fit in. We can all make note that Kermit is right when he says, “when green is all there is to be it could make you wonder ‘why?’….why wonder ‘why?'” Just be who you are.
The way we ARE is what makes us special. The way we deal with adversity is what makes us extraordinary. Being special is a given. It takes effort to be extraordinary. It means getting out of bed when you don’t want to. Writing the paper that isn’t at your fingertips waiting to be written. Going to church on a self-proclaimed pajama day. All of those things are sometimes hard to do…without whining. It’s always hard to keep inside how hard things are going. But, to be honest, no one wants to hear it.
People want to hear good news. We all do. Keep your spirits high and choose words to match.
Menomena! (it’s a muppet thing)