Tuesday, June 16, 2009

And People Are Crazy

One of the background songs in my life lately that has been summing up how I feel these days is "God is Great, Beer is Good, and People Are Crazy" (sorry, embedding is disabled, click over its worth it).

In the past 4 or 5 weeks, another blogger and a close family friend have had a run of bad news that would leave many people down on their knees ready to give up. However, both of these amazing people are continuing on, bravely fighting their separate battles, their heads held high in determination. Both of their diagnosis' serve as a reminder to live life and embrace it daily. Life is too short to waste. In a way its been a catalyst for me, given me the courage to change the things I'm not happy with. To live more in the moment, to be more spontaneous. The honest truth is, none of us know how many days we have, how long this ride is going to last.

People are crazy and thank goodness for that. We're all a little bit crazy-- crazy for putting our lives online in the form of a blog (because let's face it you either get blogging or you don't), crazy for calling people we've never met our friends, crazy for forming offline relationships with these same people. A lot of us are currently in the state of wanting more, knowing we deserve more. Some may call us crazy for searching and pursuing those dreams, seeking out those better jobs, going back to school, or taking off for an extended adventure. Maybe those things are crazy but for many of us, its whats keeping us going. You have to be a certain kind of crazy to have the courage to pursue your dreams, to do the unexpected, to live the life you know you were meant to live. Let people call you crazy, do what you want anyway.

So the bottom line -- know there is something bigger than you out there, know that sometimes you will have to to battle through some tough things, enjoy a cold beer with your friends or watching the sun set, have the courage to be some sort of crazy.

Raise your glass and toast "God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy!"

20 comments:

wekeepsaying said...

i like the way you think, lady :)

michellewoo said...

Inspiring as always. You're so right. Life is too short!

Kyla Roma said...

Holy new design!! I love the calmer background, it's easier for me to check this from work now! =)

I think you're totally right, I'm finding that the crazy in my heart really keeps me sane.

Jess said...

This post is a great reminder. Thanks.

nory said...

Love the new look you have going on here =)

Believe it or not, and I'm slightly ashamed to say this, your post reminds me of the new Miley Cyrus (sp?) song, "Climb."

Now, if you exccuse me, I'm off to find my crazy =)

Fritz said...

that is EXACTLY what i needed to see today! youre the best!

Fritz said...

p.s-i love that header!

Vanessa said...

Love the new design. Love this attitude. My way of saying it is "Live Out Loud" another way to put it, "We always regret the things we DIDN'T do, and not the things we DID.

Stacy said...

AMEN! Couldn't have typed it better myself...really!! :)

Frank said...

I'd raise a beer to toast that, but it's 2:15 in the afternoon here...a little too early to drink :)

amanda said...

LOVE the new look! so snazzy...and so youuu.

you always make me think. always. thanks for that. seriously.

and um, ADORE billy currington and that song. and the video for that matter.

thatShortChick said...

such a great (and very true) mantra!

and cute new layout!

Auburn Kat said...

LOVE the new header!

I also LOVE that song! I am definitely a crazy girl then, as are you...which is just the way it should be!

Katie said...

love the redesign mandy!!! hope you're doing well!

Katie said...

I love this post. You always put a smile on my face.

Also, I love your new layout! Well done.

Kylie said...

I LOVE THAT SONG!!!

Love the new layout, too!!

Bayjb said...

LOVING the new layout. So perfect. I have to say, RebeccaC and I were just talking about this song so I think it's hilarious you brought it up. I'm hoping when my family gets through its current rough patch there is a big beer waiting for us.

amywhere said...

I love your label, "I'll drink to that"
That was a great post! Very true!!! TOAST!!

ceecee said...

You're right - the only thing that's allowing me to keep going is the fact that I'm going to grad school even though I took a year off...I'm at a job where I don't want to be forever, and unfortunately my bachelor degree didn't help me. I have a dream, that may take a while, but I have to believe that it's all worth it and I will eventually get to where I want to be.

jill marie said...

Love the new look and love you, Mandy...Things are starting to slow down... I will look at that calendar and let you know some dates.. we need to get together! :-)