I have been pondering a lot recently. On all sorts. Wrestling with things I can control, things I can’t and wondering if I could do things differently in the future maybe. Or if I should have done things differently in the past.
That all sounds rather dramatic and it isn’t really but I think we all go through periods like that, don’t we? Times when we reflect a bit. I know I do. My main struggle is that I worry I am trying to be too many things to too many people. Wearing too many hats but that is just life is at the moment because all those hats need to be worn and mine is the only head around.
Deep and I don’t mean to be. But it is probably why the above quote really struck a chord with me this morning.
Pottering home on the school run this morning, stuck in traffic, as usual I was doing a shopping list in my head. Making sure I remembered there is a bloke coming to look at cutting the hedge at 6.30pm. That I must phone the vet about the dog’s skin. And not forget to collect youngest’s prescription. Oh and her parcel from New Look. The list was fairly endless. And in the background to all this chatter in my brain was Chris Evans on Radio 2 interviewing Denzel Washington.
Chris was asking him how he has managed to maintain a 31 year marriage, raise four children and be a fairly grounded bloke whilst working in the craziness that is Hollywood. Denzel’s response was the quote above.
Be the best me I can be today.
Instantly the chatter in my head stopped and that quote just sat there.
How simple is that?
Yet it’s one of the most profound things I have heard in a long time. And was sort of a lightbulb. I just need to be me. And the rest will fall into place.
Imagine if the whole world adopted the same philosophy? Just being the best me to ourselves the world over?
How different the world would be.
Now. Does anybody have any idea where I left me?