When it’s time to pick myself up and dust myself off and get back in the game, I often like a little theme music to go with it. I’m partial to Dory the fish singing “Just Keep Swimming”, but that’s because I have kids. The nerd in me looks to the last Star Trek film, how in hell did Kirk keep getting up? I know, I know, it was scripted, plus it had marvelous music. More times than not the soundtrack is playing, okay, blasting in my car, especially track five.
There’s also the part of me that needs to go a little deeper, and that’s when I read how other people in real life manage to continually get back on their feet, literally and spiritually speaking. I very much enjoy reading “Eat Pray Love”. I won’t compare it to the movie, because I’ve never seen all of the film. And to be truthful, I haven’t read all of the book, yet. However, from what I’ve seen and what I’ve read, there are simply many thoughts the movie cannot convey.
I’m near the end of her time in India and frankly, I look at this book as full of Spring days (that make me crave pizza) and I’m parceling them out for when I need them. Why you might ask? The answer also happens to be my favorite thing about the book, the humor a very close second. My favorite thing about this book is that she never gives up. Yes she gets bogged down a bit here and there, but overall she continues to ask herself, how do I get out of this and keep going? And that’s really all any of us can do, is to keep using the tools we have, or try new ones, so we can untangle whatever we’ve gotten ourselves tied up in.
Lately, as I spend a lot of time with my mom, she got a brand new left knee a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been her helper, I’ve found myself needing reminders to take deep breaths as my patience gets tested. I pull out the book, which I can relate to on many levels, and read a bit, and remember to not give up on finding love and compassion in every moment, for myself as well as everyone else. And now I have to dash, she has a physical therapy class to attend.