Too good to be true. It’s simply too good to be true. Something has to be wrong. Something will go wrong. Nothing in life ever comes this easily. This naturally. And if it does appear too natural or too easy I will undoubtedly do something to fuck it up. Because stuff like this doesn’t happen to me. But maybe it should. Maybe it’s okay if good things happen to me. Maybe it’s okay to accept the good things that come my way. Heck -maybe just maybe – I even deserve the good things that come my way.
Part 7 – On Becoming a Wise Woman. Too good to be true. When something or someone comes along and it’s so good it’s virtually impossible to believe that it’s happening. Out of nowhere one of those life changing moments occurs – you know – I’ve blogged about these before – those moments in time when you realize your life will never be the same as it was. That your life is suddenly propelled into new territory which is divided into “pre-this too good to be true thing” and “post-this too good to be true thing.” And of course right on the heels of entering said new territory comes a visit from our most faithful nemesis, fear, who instantly fills our heads with worry and doubt and bullshit phrases like “too good to be true.” And it’s when we let fear take control that we start to believe that we don’t deserve the good thing that has arrived.
And maybe that’s because somewhere along the line someone told us we weren’t good enough. Or we were taken for granted. We were not appreciated. We were not seen. Then I think we get used to living this way. We fall into a cycle of negative feedback that feeds the fear monster so we retreat, pull-back, and take fewer risks. We set up a perimeter around our hearts to stay in control. We start to believe things like if it seems too good to be true then it probably is. I know that I have spent the majority of my life thinking and feeling this way. But maybe, on this journey of becoming a wise woman, I could start thinking and feeling a different way. That nothing is too good to be true. And that the too good to be true stuff happens for all of us if we let it. And it’s these moments – the too good to be true ones – that are the best gifts that this life has to offer. And we are simply fools if we do not recognize them and exploit the hell out of them. They are meant for me. And they are meant for you. And they will appear out of nowhere, when you least expect it, when the time is right. The only thing we have to do is say yes when they show up at our door.
A wise woman recognizes that it’s not to good to be true. It’s too good to not be true. And she realizes that – whatever it is – she deserves it. And it’s meant just for her. And she better damn well embrace it. For what it’s worth.