The coolest people I’ve ever met have the most colorful pasts. They’ve lived lives of risk, made bad choices, learned lessons, explored, and they’re not afraid of being real. Tattered tapestries woven of similar threads, they’re my kind of people – my favorite shades of crazy.
One of our friends fits this description. Carla is a lady that you’d put at the top of the page of your ‘Wild and Crazy Friends’ list. Every outing we have with her is filled with hilarity. We laugh till our sides ache.
Carla is real. She’s one of the ‘What you see is what you get’ people. Carla on her most subdued day is probably more outgoing, and yes, a bit louder, than I ever am on my most rambunctious day. I’ll be the first to proclaim that everyone is different, with different personalities, strengths and attributes. I believe that with my whole being. But still, there’s some moments where I’d like to be just a bit more colorful.
For me the test is to love and appreciate my own qualities, while still striving to weave a few delightful strands of bright color into the tapestry of my life.
Where are you on this spectrum? Is your life one filled with various shades of crazy? Or do you need to learn to embrace your inner wild child and let go of a little touch of craziness?
I embrace adding bits of colorful craziness to my life, while remaining true to who I am.
(Excerpt from Spoonful of Sugar, scheduled for release October 2016)