Strange things happen when I'm tired. For example, I just ate three bowls of awesome mushroom risotto. I don't know why. I wasn't even hungry. Actually, my senseless eating was very eco-friendly because I'm preserving landfill space by throwing away less waste.
Since I'm basically a vegan this week, I had to find something interesting to make. It came out delicious, and of course my kids didn't want to go near it. Even my little boyfriend was making barf sounds when I tried to feed him. Yuck.
Seriously, does that look so bad? It's dee-lish!
What else does my brain do when it's tired? It starts time-traveling through space and, well, time; eons into the past. Tonight it landed on a quote that somehow stuck with me, though I'm not sure why. Some of you may remember the ridiculous and ridiculously funny movie, Zoolander. I'm talking about the original; not the new attempt at trying to re-create a blockbuster that most sequels simply can't do. Whatever. Do you think they care? They still made millions off people that were hoping to get the same dose of funny as the original.
Aside from the famous "Blue Steel" look, which, incidentally, I am quite good at imitating, I remembered two words spoken between Zoolander and I don't know who: "You rock." And then Mr. I don't know what's his name says, "No, you rock."
And so I realized: Yes. I do, in fact, rock. I am an awesome wife, mother, woman, friend, and sometimes scary mud-mask-wearing zombie. But it gets better. You rock, too. YOU are an awesome man/woman (hopefully not both or neither,) spouse, friend, human being, and fill in the blank. You work hard to earn a living, to be a good person, to care for your children, to help others, to be a good role model, to create a connection with Hashem, and to use your unique set of talents and abilities that Hashem designated just for you. This is not easy, and you should give yourselves credit for it.
We all have to remember this, especially when we get too focused on how we just can't stop messing things up. Rebbe Nachman gives us one of the most vital life lessons in five (?) simple words: LOOK FOR YOUR GOOD POINTS! That was five, right?
So, in almost 2017, I'm streamlining Rebbe Nachman's advice for those adults who can't read good and wanna learn to do other stuff good too: YOU ROCK.
And don't you forget it.