“I solemnly swear I am up to no good.”
from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Merriam-Webster definition for iniquity is rather harsh: “gross injustice; wickedness.” But most folks can TOTALLY relate to harsh.
Do you feel like life is one great, big bed of ow just waiting for you to smack with your pinky toe? Cause that feeling totally sucks. The suspense and anxiety, I mean. Well… and the pinky toe. Hellooooo, unfair injustice of it all!
And yet, our every day behavior towards ourselves is one of the biggest injustices we suffer. We trod on through, never questioning, just accepting. Thinking vaguely that you’ve got the spouse/job/money/house, so what right do you have to bitch and moan? (Sorry Mom)
Answer: You’ve got plenty of right — that is TOTALLY your call. If you’re not happy with it, bitch away! Just do something about it while you complain. I recommend coloring.
It took me a while to figure that out. I am (was) a QUEEN of the bitch-and-moan (also, the bitch-and-whine, and bitch-and-sulk). Life would kick my butt, and I’d pull out my Tiara of Lament. But I’d never give myself the go ahead to relax after said butt-kicking. Yeah, I’d roll with the punches, but I’d keep. rolling. into. them. Bruising totally gets old.
So, I’m changing gears. I want to embrace the other side of iniquity and bring a little sassy wickedness to my life (and hopefully yours) by reconnecting with my inner child. Zen of Iniquity was born to turn a new page in my Coloring Book of Bitching. Don’t worry, I’ll bring the crayons.
Have you managed your mischief for the day?