Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Y is for YOLO

            Y is for YOLO.
            YOLO (You Only Live Once) is not something I use often. Just like I don’t actually say OMG to other people in person, and I never say LOL instead of actually laughing. But I do believe in enjoying the life we’ve got, because as far as we know, we do only live once. Reincarnation isn’t a proven fact. Yet.
            The logical side says that the white chocolate mocha was a extravagance I don’t need. YOLO says get you one every once in a while because it’s damn good and what are we on this earth for if not to enjoy our lives.
            Logic says that trip to the mountains is unnecessary and an expense you don’t need right now. YOLO says go! Have fun. Be in the place that makes your soul sing and your heart soar. It’ll make it easier to genuinely smile when you have to walk back through the door at work on Monday.
            Logic says this A to Z Challenge is silly and you could do better things with your time. YOLO says you enjoy blogging, you want to challenge yourself as a writer, why the hell not? Take something you love to do and play with it. Test yourself.
            Logic says that you need to clean your place up and do this and that before the work week starts. YOLO says your friends just showed up, have a few laughs! The cleaning can wait, it certainly isn’t going anywhere. Enjoying other people is one of life’s greatest gifts.
            Logic says all that time you spend by yourself is bad, you should be more sociable. YOLO says if  you need to be alone every now and then, no judgment. Do what you have to do for you. The next time you hang out with your crew, you’ll be in a calmer, happier place.
            Yes, these are all personal examples. Do you have any examples you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them.