A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life. William Arthur Ward
When life, particularly Second Life, gets so serious that you dread the company of certain people or the chore of certain activities, its time to take a step back and find your balance. We all came to the grid for personal reasons, each of us found our own path here, and a lot of have stayed. Its important that we remember what led us here and why we stay. I, for one, do not stay for the hatred and the drama…the rumors and gossip…the jealousy and mind games…the insecurities and cattiness. No, I stay because this is where I laugh the hardest. For only in Second Life does one embrace the good ole days of hairy ass teleportation. Only in Second Life does one remember fondly the fantastic days that flexi emerged and we were running..spinning…and jumping just to watch our hair and skirts slice through our avatars with the wind.
It is in the land of the Lindens that so many of us first learned about blue waffles, that glass jar, one cup, and other twisted pictures/videos that forever changed our view of the world(Google at your own risk, people). Some of us have found true love, true friends, true passions, and some even discovered a new career path. We found each other. We wandered into a virtual world and stumbled upon a gold mine of beautiful minds filled with ideas and we fuel each other and we love each other and then…
Well, sadly you can’t be on the internet or elsewhere in the world without discovering trolls, drama, and other various forms of toxicity. While we can’t avoid it entirely we can take the power away from all the toxic people, places, and things in our world simply by walking away. It doesn’t matter who is to blame. It doesn’t matter if its them, us, or our reaction to them…sometimes we simply don’t mesh well with certain individuals. When that happens, the best way to remain positive…to keep laughing…is to walk away. Whether its temporary or permanently.
I recently listened to a diatribe from someone as they insisted that walking away was a terrible solution and how that’s not how we do things in the real world, but I beg to differ. That is precisely what I do in the real world. I have done it over and over again. I’m not giving up on people, I’m giving up on situations. There is absolutely no reason for me to subject myself to uncomfortable situations simply because I’ve known someone for X many years. I’m not suggesting we walk away at the first sign of trouble, but when it becomes evident that our inner peace simply isn’t possible in certain situations…well…figure it out.
The power is ours and if we’re going to keep laughing we gotta keep smiling. The power is ours. Ours. So, grab life by the proverbial balls and have some fun! The world is dark enough, does it really need us voluntarily adding to it? Nah.
Live and laugh…they go hand in hand for a reason. Here’s wishing you a life full of laughter and love, because a life without love and laughter is hardly a life at all. ❤
Well, I just got all carried away on that slippery little soap box, didn’t I? So, below you’ll find what you really came for…details on all the goodies pictured above. A fantastic new dress from LRD over at Swank, the awesome kickass boots from Represent over at TMD, and that adorable lab puppy that you can grab from The Arcade. If all of that isn’t enough to make you smile, maybe knowing that we’re closer to the Pandora Box of Dreams sim being open to the public (Sept 16th). For now, I offer you another glimpse at the beautiful sim that Mizaki and Lokhe have put together. Oh relax, I’ll post more pictures before the 16th…oh you want to go check it for yourself? *grins* Well, you can…soon…ish. *grins* In the meantime, go shopping so you’ll have plenty of awesomeness to wear when you go exploring!
/Wasabi Pills/ Thyra Mesh Hair
:Diamante: Disengaged Plugs Piercing
.:E.A.Studio:. Box Piercing Bare Code
.5 [ kunst ] – Spike Labret
L’Etre – Hestia Mesh Ears
WAYNE / MIRA Necklace (BLACK)
Prodigy Ink–7P-Paradise Tattoo
LRD Slouchy Dress Hudded (*new* @ SWANK)
**RE**Raven Watch & Bracelet Black Edition
[CX] Ripped Stockings
REPRESENT – Tactical Field Boots (*new* @TMD)