Roll With It
"Talk that stuff, na roll with it. Talk that stuff, na roll with it." I almost forgot that this was a blogpost and I was legit about to walk it like a dog. I don't care how old I get that DJ Jubilee hit will always be a banger for me. I guess its the New Orleans in me. You have to admit though, you get yo whole life when you hear him say “talk that stuff, na roll with.” Ok just me? Well I do, I get my life from hearing those words and as I heard those words recently I got to thinking. "Jub" was actually talking some stuff with those lyrics. I've been trying to cut back on complaints and I had an epiphany when I heard that song recently. “Talk that stuff, na roll with it. "Ya, stop all that complaining and roll with it. " It is what it is and it's gone be what it's gone be in other words. I'm sure D.J. Jubilee was not thinking this deep in the studio recording these lyrics. But hey it is what it is right?
Its been one of those weeks for me. Life has been moving so fast I haven't stopped to fully catch my breath. We celebrated Jesus's ressurection last Sunday, which equaled extra work on Sunday for me. I had to make sure my daughter had her stockings, that she had bows to match her dress, that my son had his belt, and trouser socks, and sooo on. No to mention either of them cooperated with me. It was very stressful. I mean Sunday's around the Prosper house are usually quite frantic and we are most likely running late for church anyway, but last Sunday was a true fight. The day turned out to be beautiful and Im thankful for it, but back to this week Lord. So yeah, there was Easter Sunday, the kids were still out on Spring break from school (sighs), my son's birthday was Wednesday and of course working everday life. Writing it out it does ’t sound like much, but let me tell you living it, it was overwhelming. I just released the biggest sigh.
So my son made the big SEVEN on Wednesday. Y'all my baby is not a baby anymore. He even has this big boy aura about himself now. I can’t take it. Anyway, so the day started off not so good. The birthday pin that we've been having for forever was nowhere to be found. The first thing the child asked when he woke up was “Mom you do have my birthday pin right?” The boy hadn't even brushed his teeth yet. A look of perplexity reflected across my face. I tore the house apart looking for this pin, that I found the next day and I'll just say it was right in my face the entire time, but that's a story for another day. So, I stopped at our local grocery store and of course NO BIRTHDAY PINS. "no birthday pinnnnnnsss," I say in my Soulja Boy voice. Now it's 7:05 am and the bus comes at 7:10 and I gotta be at work for 7:30. Talk about not enough time. So now I gotta make a decision. “What you gone do Ya, what you gone do? “ Quickly I just start driving and pass up the bus stop. Along my route I decide that I'm gonna just go to Winn Dixie. Winn Dixie came through because they had a pin just for my birthday boy. He was already upset because he couldnt bring cupcakes for his class because me, dad nor grandma could get off from work in time. Winn Dixie not only had the pin but now since I'd gone rouge and missed the bus, carpool drop off was our only option. Which meant we could now get cupcakes. Motions for "talk that stuff, na roll with" cause guess what EVERYTHING had worked out. With no complaints, when the problems came I just rolled with it.
I know to some this may not sound like a big problem, but for me it was HUGE. It's my life and fits perfectly with when unforeseen things arise in our lives we gotta roll with the punches. Talking about it ( COMPLAINING), aint gone change a thing. You gotta roll with it. In life we are faced with challenges and we just gotta roll with it. See sometimes it's not huge obstacles. It's little things that throw you completely off. It all works the same tho. You gotta Bob, weave, put ya set up and if you gone talk that stuff, YOU GOTTA ROLL WITH IT!
How do you deal with everyday challenges? Do you find that you complain more than you solve the issue?