PB & J or BB & J?
Well I was going to write about my recent juice cleanse experience but let’s face it – it’s not that exciting. But it was a beautiful, bold, and literally juicy experience 🙂 So tonight I’m going with PB & J vs. BB & J. Peanut butter and jelly versus what?! Wait peanut butter and jelly?! Yes I’m talking about that boring, tired, sad little sandwich we all consumed as kids. Yes that crustless, mostly empty calorie sandwich you might make every single damn day for your blessed cherubs. Have you ever wondered why it was and still remains a go to? Why was it and still is to this day a top choice?
I’ll tell you why. It’s safe. It’s comfortable. It’s easy.
So here’s the deal. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s ok. It’s all good. But you can’t deny that it’s boring. It’s mainstream. It lacks creativity. So I am proposing a new kind of “sandwich”. What if we all started creating our own unique BB & J or more formally known as Beautiful, BOLD, & Juicy? (This is the part where you realize I am speaking metaphorically.) Yes the sandwich is your life. Think of the 2 slices of bread as your birth and your death. What would you “fill” your sandwich with? Who is in your “sandwich”? Who are you attracting with your “sandwich”? Catch my drift?
Like I said, there’s nothing wrong with the safe, comfortable, and easy PB&J option. But here’s the thing – it’s not unique. There’s nothing authentic about it. It is small, limited, and boring. And that’s ok but we as humans are quite the opposite. We are bigger than we know and we are full of endless potential. Boring has no potential. We are beings meant to create. Regardless of whether you believe it or not we all possess the artistic ability to create something beautiful. It’s why we are here.
If you are living a PB & J life like I was, sometimes it is hard to see at first just how much you are limiting yourself and limiting others. I know how easy it is to “play it safe”. It can be downright scary to step outside of your comfort zone and that’s why so many of us don’t. We think, well if I make some fancy unknown sandwich people won’t want to eat it. That’s when it’s time to look at the fancy sandwich and say “F” it! And by “F” I mean faith (ok I’ll be honest sometimes a good f*** it is necessary). Have faith and act as if. Act as if you won sandwich of the year. (Or since I literally live in the town of Sandwich, act as if you already won Sandwichfest. Yes the oldest town on Cape Cod has an annual Sandwich contest!)
I’m here to be your biggest cheerleader. Life is too short honey! Get out there! Start sharing your gifts, your knowledge, your story. You have no idea just how much you can impact another person’s life; how much of a legacy you can leave once you are gone. But if you remain limited to the safe zone you are depriving not only yourself, but others of your amazing being.
So get out of the lunch box.
Eat PB & J but don’t live it.
Choose to live Beautiful, BOLD, & Juicy.