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I’m Off Like a Big Ass Bird
My dad would often say, “I’m off like a big ass bird” and for the life of me I can’t remember why? He passed away last year and it’s one of the many questions I wish I could ask him. His expressions prompted to me to reflect on what’s happening right now and how fortunate I am. Fortunate? I spent 47 great years with my Dad and he taught me how to love unconditionally, to never give up on anything because, “quitters never win and winners never quit” and no matter how bad things may seem at the moment, “this too shall pass”.
I carry those sayings with me everyday and feel fortunate that he prepared me for times like this. That’s not to say I’m not worried about the health of my family, friends and the economy. Also, the media isn’t helping either with all the mixed messages being sent. One minute they focus on the amazing healthcare workers, (and they are amazing!) on the front-lines and the next, a person hording enough toilet paper for 6 months to piss us all off. This can cause a roller coaster ride of emotions and with most us spending more time on our phones….that ride doesn’t end.
I believe in times like this we can choose to focus on what we can control and choose not to dwell on what we can’t. I choose to focus on the kindness of those helping the less fortunate shop for groceries and cars lined up at local restaurants for takeout. Even better, I love that there’s fewer political postings on Facebook, (I said fewer…it could still be better) and more focus on collaboration and solutions.
Back to my Dad and that big ass bird. I’m still not sure what it means… but I do know that he made a difference in a lot of peoples lives and mostly because he cared.
**Who’s done that for you?
**How can you pay it forward?
One small act of kindness can make all the difference, so pick up the phone and call someone. Order takeout, put the phones away and play a game with the family.
I wanted to share this because now more than ever, we need each other….we just need that to be at 6 feet
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