Forrest Gump might’ve famously said,
“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.”
But Wendy famously said,
“Life is like a big buffet. You know what you’re gonna get, so you might as well sample everything and go back for seconds!”
I know this sounds really cheesy (I must be hungry with all this food talk), but I LOVE LIFE! I love all that life has to offer. I love the people. I love the animals. I love the people that are like animals and the animals that are like people. I love the infinite potential of relationships with all the many creatures that roam this magnificent planet. I love nature with all the mountains and trees to climb, flowers and plants for us to enjoy, and water for us to quench our precious bodies. I love all the awesome things that we as amazing human beings have created. Thus far! I love the romantic light of the moon and stars. I love the warmth and brightness of the sun. I love the human brain and how it’s like our own little computer to wire and rewire whenever and however we choose. I love our beating hearts and how we can always rely on them to guide us along our life journeys.
And most importantly, I love that we have freewill and we can be whoever we want to be.
All of that being said, let’s go back to the buffet line. Literally! Get your ass out of your chair (your comfort zone), walk up to the buffet line (the entire world), take a gander at the plethora of life’s offerings (the possibilities are endless), and grab whatever the hell you want! If you’re not sure what you want, then try it anyway. If you don’t like it, then fine. Try something else. Want to be a rockstar? Cool. Rock on! Want to climb Mount Everest? Great. Go for it. Want to have 15 kids? Eeee. Good luck with that. Joking! To each his own. The point is to keep sampling this glorious life that has been given to us.
I sometimes wonder if God is thinking, “What the heck?! I gave y'all everything you could possibly imagine and y’all spend your brief lives bitching and moaning that you don’t have enough. Oy vey.”
In conclusion, get out there and experience the world. The world is your oyster. I mean, if you like oysters. If not, the world is your Oreo.