Green Eggs And Ham
Happy St.Patrick's day my friends! Before I start I need to tell you that I just read the darkest review of this children's book. I didn't even know you could interpret such a children's classic in a dark way. So now, that I got that off my chest, on to what I really wanted to share. You all know the story. This character offers another character green eggs and ham, in all possible ways, in all possible places. And he, or it, offers this same plate of food a million times it seems, with the same reply: ."..I would not like them here or there, I would not like them anywhere. I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them Sam -I-am." "Not in the rain, not in a train, not in a house, not with a mouse..." And the familiar response is more questions:" Would you, could you, in a car? Eat them, eat them, here they are." " You do not like them, so you say.Try them, try them, and you may. Try them and you may, I say."
So he finally gives in and says in desperation:" If you will let me be, I will try them, you will see." And he decided right then to give up the position he had held the entire length of the book. In one moment. Makes me think: What have I missed out on, because I held on to my position for too long? My position that I don't like this kind of food? This kind of hobby, job, people, music, art.... As you know, I'm blessed with 6 children and therefore have plenty of opportunity to try new things. For example: music. When I'm in the car with one child, they get to choose what music we listen to. For some reason they do not want to listen to my playlist, or God forbid, my podcasts!!! :). So I get to listen to all different genres.
Have I limited myself to certain joys and surprises in my life, because I wasn't willing to try? I happen to be curious and somewhat adventurous; to a degree. I did try the roller coaster thing, once, and it did nor sway me to the other side. And I will never try bungee jumping. Hang gliding yes. Not bungee jumping. I encourage you to try "green eggs and ham" in your life. Be curious why the people in your life like certain things. Or show them other options by you being open to new things. I wonder what would happen. I mean, the worst thing is you don't like it. You look silly. Some of your friends don't like what you did. It won't be the end of the world. And for you, who is trying to figure out who you are after the end of a relationship due to divorce or death, for you I say:" Try something new every day. You might like it, I may say!"
You are loved. Deeply loved. Loved beyond measure.
Until next time, Isabelle
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