Hakuna Matata

What a wonderful phrase.
Hakuna Matata,
Ain’t no passing craze,
It means no worries, for the rest of your days…

No worries.

A Swahili phrase made famous by the Lion King cartoon that took a little artistic licence and adapted the words hakuna (this is not here) and matata (the plural form of problem) and made the words read as “there are no problems here” and thus the phrase “Hakuna Matata” meaning no worries, was born.

So why this particular phrase for todays title? Well to be quite honest it is just the way I am feeling. I am totally relaxed with myself, I am totally at peace with myself and I am feeling so Zen (for want of a better word) that I am a little blown away because I don’t think I have ever before felt like this without the aid of my back pain medication, that I took for fifteen years right up until the day of my Vertical Gastric Sleeve procedure.

The only issue with my day? The fact that I am drinking Orange and Mango sparkling water and it is not as tasty as it sounds…! How bad can that be? Well you know the saying “when life send you lemons, make lemonade” well in this case oranges and mango’s make orang….. I’m sure you get the picture 😉

So why does it feel like the world has fallen into place for me today?

Well, some might think it’s because my astrological alignment has come to the optimum point or some such (I really don’t understand retrograde or Mars being in Venus etc etc) or it might just simply be because things are starting to fall into place of their own accord because I have been trying and working hard to get them to do so for the past years or so.

As I have said before, many many times, I am a different person to the one I once was. I no longer really resemble that man with all of those problems. Neither physically or mentally. It is safe to say that I have come a long way and although I still have issues, yesterday after my gym routine and my running training I felt a peace wash over me that is still in attendance today. I have no idea if it is the fact that I ran or the fact that I have simply hit some kind of vein of peacefulness, but whatever it is, I am going to enjoy it and ride the crest of that wave for as long as I can.

Regardless of what it might be, I am not going to question it and I shall simply go along with it and hope the feeling stays for as long as possible. I have no idea if this is what I have been waiting for or if it is simply a pre cursor to the life I am yet to see but I know I really like the feeling. I like not having a mind that is doing somersaults or working overtime as I think a little too hard. I like the fact that I am not over thinking what I am doing today but simply going with it. I have been busy this morning, already having walked the dog and then met someone to do some business on behalf of my brother. I am then going out with my friends for one of our “Gentlemen’s Luncheons” where we adjourn to a fine hostelry and sample the establishments board of fare.

Usually when faced with this type of event, I would be suffering a certain amount of nerves at the prospect even though I am meeting friends, but today I am not. Today I am not thinking about what time I can leave to come home without upsetting anyone but instead I am wondering how long I might stay out for after the meal. You see I am driving so shall not be drinking and as I say this usually means I try to get away as soon as I can but I think today I shall be happy to mooch about from pub to pub and drink the old faithful Lime and Soda and feel at total ease with myself.

I look fairly good, feel very good so at the end of the day, what have I got to lose?

Absolutely nothing.

‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.

11 thoughts on “Hakuna Matata

  1. Osyth says:

    Here we are full of shock and sadness so reading a positive post is a tonic. Thank you . As for the way you are dealing with anxiety – The Trunch is feeling very anxious at the mo … perhaps you might give her a hand 😉

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    • Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet says:

      It is absolutely shocking so I feel for you. I probably would not have posted this had I known what had happened but I was working late and then straight to bed with no interaction with the world. The first I heard about it was online after the post was up.
      I have no words Fiona, well none that could adequately suffice in a moment such as this. My thoughts are with you and the people of France today.

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      • Osyth says:

        I think it is well you did post, actually. Life must must must keep going. Of course we must respect. And we do. My walk into the village this morning was nothing short of levelling. Tears, real tears from people I barely know shaking my hand or fairing les bises. We have to keep on. Heads up, eyes forwards, taking those lost with us on a journey that might, just might lead to a promised land where there is no more fighting, no more deliberate maiming and killing. Maybe not in my life-time but I have to believe that eventually it will come. Because the alternative is too dreadful to contemplate. So I am happy, glad and smiling at your post even though my heart is lead.

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