I have walked past this newspaper stand for everyday for the past 9 months, and I remember when I first read it, I was like, It’s okay to be what??? I was annoyed that I couldn’t see what the rest of the sticker said. For a few weeks, I tried to think of words that would make the phrase make sense. But then one day, I paused for a moment and realized (intentionally or not) the words that remained on the sticker conveyed a really great message. “It’s okay to be.” No commas, no ellipses, but a period, the ending of a sentence. It’s okay to just be.
I am the type of person that likes to be in a constant state of productivity. I like to make lists and I find joy in crossing items off of those lists. I love relaxing, but I usually fill my time with things to do instead of allowing myself to rest. But I’m realizing more and more, that it’s okay to just be. It’s okay to simply exist. To do nothing but just breathe and take up space.
Wherever you’re at, whatever you have, it’s okay to just be.
Thanks for reading,