AWWWEEEESOOOOOMMMMMEEEEEE! ME TOO!!
I’m so flippin over the people who make fun of people for their quirks. All this does is SMOTHER people who feel insecure (artists, creatives??) . . . and they get quieter.
So many amazing people are very actively HIDING their flippin’ amazing talents TODAY RIGHT NOW because of fear of judgment, ridicule, humiliation, disapproval. YES, I agree, it would be helpful for them to get thicker skin. But YOU don’t have to be part of the problem.
Judgment – even in a look or a glance – increases fear and decreases joy. Fuck that shit.
If you’re a good friend, then be a great encourager!
GET TO KNOW your friends’ quirks. Even if you’re not interested in the quirk itself, be curious about THE PERSON! WHAT IS their quirk? Be fascinated BY THEIR FASCINATION.
YOUR KIND, UNDIVIDED ATTENTION IS A GENEROUS, CREATIVE ENERGY THAT BREATHES LIFE INTO OTHERS. IT’S THE GREATEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE.
I have a friend who LOOOVES Burning Man and sad/angry songs. I’m mildly interested in the burn and I don’t really like her music. But I LOVE her uniqueness. I LOVE that she loves these things.
FASCINATION AND CURIOSITY ARE THE MAINSTAYS OF A FREE AND JOYFUL WORLD AND AS A GOOD FRIEND OR A COACH, IT’S UP TO YOU TO CELEBRATE THOSE QUALITIES IN OTHERS!!
WHAT I LOVE MOST IS THE LIGHT IN A PERSON’S EYES. I LIVE FOR THIS AND WILL DO JUST ABOUT ANYTHING TO SEE IT MANIFEST AND GROW.
It’s not about the content. It’s NEVER about the content.
It’s about the RELATIONSHIP. It’s about the JOY!
It’s about BELIEVING!
Lately, I’ve been writing A LOT. Some deep, clear waters rose up like springwater from my depths and I’m loving the flow. I just learned that the Pakistan flag is GREEN. Know why? Because someone in PAKISTAN just read my blog and the flag showed up in my stats. How cool is that?
What’s YOUR quirk? What FLOATS YOUR BOAT?
Here’s a poem from my heart to yours.
I’m a fruitcake
and a nerd
I love learning
I love them all
I’m an artist
and a rhymer
I wish I was like
some of my friends
who are really, truly
Music and movies,
fairytales and myths
these feed my heart
like daily soul food in a dish
I LOVE DAIKON RADISHES
BLENDING GOLDEN FLUID PAINTS
MAKES ME HIGH
AND WHEN I CELEBRATE
I REALLY ENJOY A GREAT CIGAR.
I’m a fool for quirks. I hope you’ll run with some of these thoughts and set your quirky-quirks FREE!
The world is HUNGRY for more Po-Si-Ti-Vi-TEE!
Feed the world. Develop yourself. Grow a thicker skin. Get some cheerleaders surrounding you.
And if no one else does – just know –
I believe in you!
Debbie Happy Cohen, founder of Joy-Based Living
I want you to LOVE negotiating for JOY! | Author | Coach at Joy-Based Living
ps. If you have a quirk, please feel free to share it below and let us know.
pps. If you don’t have a quirk, what in the world are you doing here?