"Everything is awesome!" Is on constant replay in my head after watching the Lego movie with the hubs and the girls.
I know it’s a kiddie movie but I can’t help but relate to “Unikitty” and how she would always remain upbeat, happy and “positive” no matter what. Because, you know, everything is awesome.
For most of my life, I believed in the power of positive thinking and even considered myself an optimist. Even when things were way too far from awesome, I’d smile and “look at the bright side.”
But just as Unikitty unleashed a hidden power when she accepted the negativity, I realized later on that I experienced the most growth when I stared the negativity (anger, anxiety, envy, insecurity, frustration, fear… And all the muck you can imagine) straight in the face.
I acknowledged them, I forgave them and I let them go.
I traded positivity for authenticity.
It’s incredibly humbling to admit that life is not as awesome as I think it should be.
But it’s also infinitely empowering to know that once I choose to release that negativity, I can also choose to create a better life story.
That even if life can be tough and imperfect, there will always be things you can be thankful for.
It’s no longer a matter of choosing to see the glass as half empty or half full.
It’s choosing to see that there’s a glass with water and that’s enough reason to be grateful.
No matter what, you are free to choose.
And that freedom of choice, my friend, is what makes everything truly awesome.