Brains & Annie Oakley
Did you know that your heroes can actually tell you something about your brain? For those of you whoâd not know me….. ANNIE OAKLEYÂ is a longtime hero of mine. Since I first read her biography in 3rd grade, I saw myself in her story and I loved her!
Unknowingly (as a 9 year-old girl) I felt like she was saying: âItâs okay….. you donât have to be ladylike and fancy….. and you certainly donât have to FIT IN!â
But, my very favorite thing about ANNIE OAKLEYÂ was she reminded me of my own âspit-fireâ Granny.Â
Anyone who was privileged enough to know my Granny Rube, remembers her! Without a doubt, she was the kindest, most genuinely giving human being Iâve ever known.Â
She loved everyone, fed everyone, and always made you feel like you were the most important person in the room. Â Â
Her smile was so big your heart would almost burst with joy knowing that smile was directed at you.Â
Over the course of the last couple of (LESS THAN LOVELY) CO-VID months, Iâve sure missed my Granny and her one-in-a-million smile.Â
Thereâs been a bombardment of YUCK dumped upon the world lately. And….. more times than I can count this month, Iâve caught myself wishing for a moment of my Grannyâs joy.
I could almost hear her saying… âThis too shall pass!âÂ
I am not sure why I remember her saying that particular phrase, but each time I hear it, I think of her.
AND….. as we all start our lives over again, moving forward into a new kind of normal, I can feel my Granny saying âI told you, if you donât let the negative steal your joy….. This too shall pass!â I had to smile and realize….. she was right!!!
Today, may you each grab a heavenly smile from my Granny and tackle each crummy moment knowing….. you have the ability to change your thoughts because youâre more powerful than you THINK!