Monday, October 7, 2013

In case you feel like you need permission today...


You have permission to go to bed early and wake up late.

You have permission to let the ironing pile up. And up. And up.

You have permission to allow a whole heap of little things -- things that usually and individually wouldn't phase you -- irritate the shit out of you.

You have permission to hide indoors from the "tyranny of a beautiful day" (with thanks to SARK for the perfect expression).

You have permission to reply to every email late.

You have permission to let that $6 mango go rotten.

You have permission to wear the same outfit for three days running.

You have permission to wish things were different right now.

You have permission to eat too much chocolate... or too many corn chips.

You have permission to enjoy a very silly film.

You have permission to switch off the nightly news and eschew newspapers and skulk out of serious grown-up conversations about how messed up a lot of the world is right now.

You have permission to listen to Gospel music on the radio, even if no one else in the household exactly loves it.

You have permission to marinate in the grumps if you can't see the progress you were hoping for.

You have permission to feel more than slightly panicky about climate change/the prospect of another global financial crisis/nuclear proliferation/your own mortality.

You have permission to spend a surprising amount of time staring out the window whilst mentally booking yourself onto a plane for all sorts of solo adventures.

You have permission to let the paperwork sit for another day.

You have permission to stay in bed and read a book. All day. Especially if it is detective or romance fiction.

You have permission to shirk from your Big Work for a while.

You have permission to buy a pair of thoroughly flamboyant shoes.

You have permission to say "No". Or "Actually, I really don't like that". Even if the consequences feel ikky.

You have permission to be splendidly, gloriously, hideously human.

You have permission to be you.

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4 comments:

  1. I hope you had a totally relaxing day Beautiful xxx

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  2. thx I definitely need permission to turn off my computer.

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  3. Thank you for that....I needed to hear that so much today. I knew there was a reason I was directed here tonight. xox

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  4. amazing sentiment, beautifully expressed.

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