Thursday, 12 January 2017

BLOOM

"Nothing in nature blooms all year long, so do not expect yourself to do so either."


I saw the quote above on an Instagram meme page and, whilst the majority of the time I think they're irreverent little musings, this one struck me in a surprising way.

We're expected to present ourselves in the best way possible all day every day. But why? We are, after all, only human and sometimes life is hard; we cannot help but reflect this in our demeanour.
Emotion is difficult to contain, be it positive or negative, and people get too hard a time when they're not themselves.
'Chin up', 'cheer up', 'give us a smile'...I'm over all of those phrases and would like to see more acceptance for the days where we simply feel BLAH. Blah days are normal and blah days are sometimes very much needed.

So I have a proposal, which is to embrace the blah days and wallow in them as much as you like, be it for a couple of hours or for the entire day. Allow yourself to be closed off completely, if you so desire.
But the stipulation is this: take it no further and draw a line because, whilst nothing in nature blooms all year round, you must always remember that everything comes back to its best.
And so will you.

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