It was the hardest I laughed in a long time…
Last night I was watching the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. There’s a part where a teenager has a broken elbow on the dominant arm he uses to masterbate.
So this teenager is unable to, as Larry David describes, “release pent up tension.”
The teenager is locked in his room, stewing with anger and frustration, throwing stuff against the walls!
Anyway, I woke up this morning, and I’m telling my wife the story about this frustrated teenager who can’t masterbate and how Larry David asks the teenager if he can use his non-dominant arm to do it but the teen says he can’t get the right tempo so Larry David orders him a hooker and…
WAIT A SECOND! What’s going on here?!
As funny as that might be, I had 30 minutes of free time last night after putting the kids to sleep before I fell asleep myself.
And I let Larry David conclude my precious day? I could have read a sacred text or meditated or cuddled or something more high vibration.
Larry David is on the fringe, but there are some really powerful personalities in our culture who are taking up way too much of your headspace.
You gotta ask yourself, who are you letting into your head each day?
Many of these powerful personalities are often determining how we keep score of our lives.
They have us asking the questions:
Do you look good enough in a bikini?
What have you really accomplished in life?
What kind of car are you driving?
What part of town do you live in?
What does your house look like?
What does your spouse look like?
Are you ever going to have children?
I recently sat with a friend who is in the hardest time in his life because he doesn’t like his answers to those questions.
I have struggled at times to answer some of those questions and it doesn’t feel good.
So in honor of Thanksgiving, here is what I’m most grateful for…
A break from all these outside influences, and a new set of questions by which to keep score of my life and yours!
Next time someone starts asking you those questions and keeping score on your life..…take this list out of your back pocket and let em’ hear it!
What is the greatest lesson you’ve learned from a child?
If you had 12 hours to live and a voracious appetite, what would be your last meal?
What is the most amazing thing that can happen in your life before the end of the year?
If you were alone with Donald Trump in an elevator, what would you say?
You have 1 billion dollars and 10 seconds to decide what to do with it. Go!!!!
You get the picture.
This Thanksgiving, when your aunt or uncle asks what you are doing with your life, or if you’re having children, or if you’re ever going to get married….
Share your profound gratitude for the perfect moment to flip the script and let ’em know who is now keeping score!
Happy Thanksgiving!!! Have fun!