People Need To Be Less Uptight

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”- William W. Purkey

The quote above is one that has resonated with me since having a stroke. reading this quote made me realize that my perspective needed to change if I was going to get better. Given That I’m not being pushed around in a wheelchair anymore I’d say It worked for me. Before this I was one of those people that was too afraid to sing due to worrying about others’ opinions. Now I don’t care one bit, If a song i like plays i’m probably going to sing along if you don’t like it don’t listen.

If there’s music playing in the background you can almost guarantee that I’ll start dancing; I don’t care that I dance Like a stripper. I don’t care at all that anyone that sees could be judging me because I don’t Live off other people’s approval. If I was concerned about how I looked I never would have been able to ditch the wheelchair. I never would have attempted anything to improve my physical being. I even still run wearing KT Tape just to make sure I don’t roll my ankle or worse while running in shorts. Do I care about all the weird looks i get? No because their opinions on something I do as a safety precaution don’t matter.

We should all be a little more open minded. I have solo dance parties when I need a break from writing because I have too much energy. Some people think I’m strange because of it, but let me tell you there are probably hundreds of things that would make me seem more strange. It’s a lot more enjoyable to try and have fun in life than it is to sit there bitterly judging everyone that’s having a good time. What’s one thing you do that people think is strange?

Until next time,

Jesse

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