Browsing trough Facebook I saw this great illustration by Orlandeli a truly talented and amazing artist-illustrator. I love illustrations. I love drawing them and filling them in with bright colors. Let me tell you something: the day you think you’re too old for cartoons, comics, bubble gum, and bright pink rubber boots is the day you really start dying.
Yesterday I felt terribly down on myself, and I openly shared how I felt. Although I hate using the internet to spread a message of “oh-woe-is-me”, I needed to let it out. After publishing the post I got a call from Leo. His timing was magical. He’s out of town right now. But anyways, as we talked it dawned on him that I was crying. So the talk stopped being about him and immediately became about me (my favorite topic).
He reminded me how lucky and fortunate I am. I get to play. All day long. I get to enjoy what life has to offer. He also reminded me that as soon as I’ll be working I’ll be wishing I wasn’t. So I could go out and play. And he also reminded me (he had a lot of reminding to do) of how much he’ll be complaining once I start to work because he’ll no longer have anybody to play with.
I wish you knew Leo. You’d love him. Everybody always does. He leaves a lasting impression. Like really hot salsa.
So, about this little cartoon. I loved it so much I spent 30 minutes playing with it on PhotoShop. I added the bubbles and text. Could I have done this if I had a job? (Probably – the stuff people get away with while on the clock is impressive.) But, not ME. No. I’m an ideal employee.
This morning I also saw a really cool meme picture. “Stop hating yourself for everything you aren’t. Start loving yourself for everything that you are.” I want to make this my new mantra. So, if I asked you what it is you love most of yourself, what would it be? Come on, share with sugar bear!