“SO I LIFT MY HEAD TO A NEW DAY~PLANT MY FEET ON THE GROUND~LOOK AT LIFE IN A NEW WAY OF WHAT’S GOIN’ DOWN. I’M GONNA TURN AROUND, SETTLE DOWN AND SLOW MY ROLL.”… KID ROCK
KID FLOCK?!!..How bout that play on words… I know, however please “work with me…work with me”( love that phrase stated from the choking scene that made the Heimlich maneuver famous in the movie Mrs. Doubt Fire) I’M A HUGE KID ROCK fan and Mr. Ritchie’s AKA KID ROCK’s song SLOW MY ROLL has always been my favorite.
How I became a Kid Rock Fan is another story, another blog, another day. The other evening I was yelling and I do mean yelling at my friend “Alexa” to play my favorite tunes. Of course the song SLOW MY ROLL was on the play list. I started thinking about the words to the song and how we have all had to SLOW OUR ROLLS ~ short term.
There are some aspects to this unexpected new found time of Slowing My Roll that I have enjoyed. I’m caught up on my reading and movies. I’m walking daily,reflecting and praying more than ever,made my grandmother’s homemade noodle recipe for the first time, eating healthy and checked a bucket list item for me of starting a blog. I’ve enjoyed my daily calls to my Mom and the zoom calls with friends across the miles.
The Hubs and I are surprisingly getting along quite well with this slowing our roll stuff and Pause Time learning to work through our new norm together. And I must tell you we do discuss how to keep our Roll Slowed over the 5:00 pm Cocktail Hour. Oh and one more new found item for me is i’m discovering I like Hendricks and Tonic with cucumbers. 🙂
However…there’s some aspects of this Slow Down that i’m struggling with and trying to change my focus and thought process.
I don’t know about you, but other than my daily HONEY DO lists for Rustin…I find it EXTREMELY HARD to ask for help. There are only a few peeps in this world that I ask for favors. To me it’s a hard thing to do. I don’t know, why it just is. I can leave a list all day long for Rustin without blinking an eye but the “asking for help” from others is tough for me. My hang up of reaching out for help has lead me to think of the folks right now…that need help, truly need help and may not want to ask. What do I, We Do to help anyone in this time of need right now?
My actions and something i’m working on is as simple as this…DON’T ASK…JUST DO. I actually got this inspiration from a few folks, one being my 6 year old neighbor. Every day my little trouble but adorable friend draws me a picture on my drive way. I thanked my bundle of mischief the other day and I was taken back by her response”I just like to see you smile.” I thought to myself…”Wow”…How wise my “beyond her years friend” is and especially right now. I always feel better when I do something for someone. No matter how big or small the gesture; the outcome of a warm heart is always satisfying. I love to see and make people laugh and I love when i’m the one smiling and laughing. What I like to think about especially now during the Slow Our Roll Time….I’m going to take the lead from my artist neighbor and start with me and think of others with thought process being DON’T ASK…JUST DO and maybe make someone that needs help smile and feel a little bit better about our changed world. And maybe help someone feel loved and not alone during this time without having to ask for help. Could it be as simple as that?
- Stay Well
- Stay Healthy
- Stay Safe
- Drink the Good Wine and Strong Coffee with Flamingo Slippers
- And Always Keep Facing YOUR TRUE NORTH
- Flamingo Out