Not that it really matters because everyday is a weekend to me. Ooops... did I say that out loud?
No, I'm not really.
Yes, I am.
NO I'M NOT.
My Mom has been saying to me, for over 40 years ;), "Don't do that, people will think you're crazy!" But I am crazy Mom.
She cracks me up. The other day I asked her, "Mom, do you ever talk to yourself? I mean do you ever find yourself talking to yourself, out loud, when no one else is around?" And she said, with a shocked face and voice, "NO! WHY, DO YOU?"
Me, "Yes I do, all the time, and I have been doing it as long as I can remember."
It's funny because of the way she reacted, like she thinks, and just discovered, that I am crazy. She should really know by now that her daughter is crazy.
According to American societal standards, I really am crazy, you know?
For some insane reason, I am a rebel to societies standards.
One of the craziest things I do, according to society, is I love you. I don't even know you and I love you! You gotta admit that's pretty crazy, huh? See, even you agree that I am crazy.
Another thing I do is, I love the unlovable. I love the person who is a pain in the bootay (according to society).
For example, when I was doing my internship at the University, there was this one girl, she was so stuck on herself that she took her student loans and got a new pair of teets. That's right, I said teets. She was really beautiful but very self-centered. The only thing everyone in the counseling center could talk about was her, and what they were saying was not nice. Well, I love her! She is my friend! She is unlovable, to others, but she is lovable to me.
Another thing I do is, I love very easily. I can fall in love with you after one conversation. Crazy? Yup! I love people, I love to love, and all I want to do is love.
Earlier this year, I met this man, who I began to work with. We had so much fun talking, and laughing.
And then...dun, dun, dun. I told him that he was lovable. Guess what his reaction was? It is my humble opinion that he freaked out just a little bit. He said, in this weird tone he never used before "You know Elizabeth, I like you a lot and, hu'em, I enjoy your company..." Blah, blah, blah don't love me, I am afraid of love, love is a BIG WORD, I am not ready for that BIG WORD!
HA HA HA!!!
It was so hilarious to me because he was freaked out because he thought I was going to love him. Well guess what? I already did love him because that's the way I am. And, I tell people all the time that they are lovable!
You are lovable, by the way ;)
Why are we so afraid of love? When I say we, I mean our society. I kid you not, when I am in a conversation with someone, and I am enjoying them, I think in my head, "I love this person." Wouldn't they feel just a little awkward if I said it out loud to their face?
Crazy? OH YEAH!
But guess what? To children, teenagers, and young adults, I am not crazy. They love me too. Kids love me. Teenagers love me. Young adults love me.
Do you know, some of my bestest friends in the whole wide world are between the ages of 21 and 28? I have several bestest friends that I spend my time with and many are between the ages of 21 and 28, well except two. Oh! No! Three. I am 47.
I don't say all this to brag, I say it because it's cool.
Why is that, do you think? Why are my friends so young?
When we come to earth, we are playful, pure love, faith, and curiosity. As we get older, people around us fill us with fear and dislike.
"Don't do this or that because this will happen."
"I hate it when you do that."
"You better do that or you won't succeed."
"I hate it when he does that."
"I don't like her, I don't know why, I just don't."
The reason young people love me, besides that I am a playful goof off, is because they know love, they are familiar with it, and it is still appealing to them. Some older (I SAID SOME) people are stressed, serious, really good at disliking stuff, they find it odd to love so easily, and find playfulness annoying.
Crazy? You decide.
So what is the point to all this crazy talk in this crazy post by this crazy woman?
I think (this might be crazy) that my craziness creates a very fun life for me. I have a lot of fun! I really do! I laugh a lot, and I truly enjoy life.
You wanna laugh a lot? Try this...
Treat everyone like you love them. Do it just for one day. And, say in your head, when you are talking to someone, I love this person. You will crack yourself up. You will say, "That Elizabeth is crazy." But it will be fun. Make your day fun intentionally.
If you are talking to someone that irritates you, do it. You will crack yourself up and remove your thoughts from your irritations.
Do it for one day. Love easily, and love everybody. It'll be fun and funny. You crazy person you!
And if you are REALLY CRAZY, see if you can do it for a week. If you like it, and you will if you like to have fun and be playful ;), make it a habit.
"Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." ~Matthew 22:36-40, New Testament, Holy Bible
That's all I got!
LOVE YOU! HAVE FUN WITH THIS ONE! BE PLAYFUL, YOU CRAZY YOU!!!