I’m a huge fan of advice. I typically ask for some about even the most mundane things, like what I’m having for lunch tomorrow (if you have any ideas, hit a brother up.). Most of it is just temporary in nature, nothing worth writing down or even repeating. But every once in a while, one piece of advice buries its way into your heart like… a gopher. And like a gopher it roots around in there, digging tunnels, ruining well manicured lawns, and… I forgot where I was going with this analogy.
But the point is sometimes this one bit of advice sinks in, and unlike a gopher, it just feels right. It resonates with your soul, with your being. It becomes a mantra, of sorts, completely altering the trajectory of your life. The earliest one I can remember from my own life were the wise words of my mother, spoken over me my 6th grade year. I can remember them just like it was yesterday…
“Jason, I bought this deodorant for you. USE IT.”
Wise words. LIFE CHANGING WORDS.
That wasn’t the only gem I stole from mi madre. Here’s another I tweeted a few days ago: Read the rest of this entry »