Guest Post by Lauren Zotz
I have been sad lately. I won’t go into why, just that I feel I have lost something important and meaningful to me. I have taken steps to overcome this sadness and was driving myself crazy, trying to figure out why I couldn’t get past this brick wall of depression that I kept hitting. I was using the tools that I have to overcome it, but apparently not the right tools for knocking down a wall. Why couldn’t I allow myself to feel happiness?
The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 3:12, “I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live.”
Tonight my weird thinking brain came up with this. It’s like frosting a cake that tastes like poop. I mean, who would waste perfectly good and delicious icing (happiness) on a cake that tastes like crap?
I still don’t know the answer to that. I guess I need to bake another cake. I am missing key ingredients. Maybe that was the problem. Maybe I had too many ingredients and that’s why my cake tasted awful.
Now I need to figure out a new recipe for a cake so I can ice it, and it can be the lovely, delicious, and happy cake for which I’ve been yearning.
Or maybe the problem is that I need to be making something else… like chicken.
The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment is to give up what you are for what you might become. – W. E. B. Du Bois
Lauren Zotz, BBA, is currently working as a Medical Assistant for physician-assisted weight loss, works summers as a lifeguard, teaches Zumba, and is studying to become certified in personal training.
Lauren intends to use this training along with her life experiences and unique motivational ability to help others reach their goals physically, as well as mentally and spiritually.