How Being Weird Can Make You Happier
I am always amazed at the tremendous amount of feedback I get whenever I write about being “weird.” I am beginning to think this is why: people need permission to be their truest, fullest selves. Maybe the world has tried to beat the “weird” out of all of us.
Well, I’m writing a bit about “weirdness” over at (in)courage today. Here’s something you might like to know: When you embrace your weird side, you’re actually a happier you!
Keep it real today, friends. Get your happy on. Stay weird.
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Your Turn: Tell me something that makes you “weird.” 🙂
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“My inquisitive, wandering, wild mind doesn’t make me weird; it makes me wonderful.” It really is my inquisitive mind that makes me weird…I have really bad eye-sight. Like -11 and -12, so I’m as near-sighted as a mole. BUT without my glasses or contacts I can see stuff normal-sighted people can’t! My eyes work like magnifying glasses – so I seem a little weird, when I’m mesmerized by the minute details of a bug, while holding it up to my nose! Discovering things make me happy…and I don’t mind being weird in order to do so 😉 Besides, I can’t look at the bug properly and watch other people’s facial expressions at the same time…it is either the one or the other.
Just yesterday I picked up my 13 yr. old son from cross country. I got there a little early and saw him and his friends talking in a circle with some of the girl runners too….when he got in the car I said to him, “Were you talking to your girlfriend?”
His reply, “Mom, you are so weird!!”
In reality, any time I break out singing a “top 40 song” in my car while driving with any of my kids they immediately start laughing, shaking their head, sing along, or repeat once again…”Mom, you are so weird”.