Why so serious?

Something that got stuck in my head today was the question; why am I always so dam serious? I feel like I have almost forgotten how to have fun. Trapped in this endless cycle of over scheduled life, I barely have time to get all the jobs and chores done much less have fun. How indulgent that would be…….

It is like I have forgotten (and need reminding), that fun doesn’t need to be time consuming. It can be and should be slotted into life every day. It doesn’t need to be a big event.

One of my favourite artists Pink askes the very same question in the song ‘Raise your glass’.

‘Why so serious?’

‘So raise your glass if you are wrong,
In all the right ways,
All my underdogs,
We will never be never be, anything but loud
And nitty gritty, dirty little freaks
Won’t you come on and come on and raise your glass,
Just come on and come on and raise your glass’

This song makes me think. We are all wrong, all the time. We make mistakes but mostly do it with the right intentions. Instead of beating ourselves up about mistakes and being overly serious, we should celebrate the fact we tried.

Another thing…. I always consider myself the underdog. I expect myself to get it wrong or to lose. When am I going to learn to back myself and stop expecting so much? I am no less worthy than anyone else.

Tonight, I am raising a glass. Not just because Pink said to, but because it is Friday after a rather stressful week in which not only did commitments drive me nuts but my family lost a matriarch. I feel sure she would have wanted me to lighten up and enjoy things, because life is just too dam short for such seriousness.

The glass is full and the music is cranking.

‘Don’t be fancy, just get dancey’ Pink


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