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Let It Go!!!

Posted: March 5, 2014
By: Drs. Dawn & Michael Falite

Let It Go!!!


By now, most people have heard about John Travolta's butchering of Idina Menzel's name...er...Adele Dazeem...at the Oscars.  Some have defended him, saying he has dyslexia, while others have said he should have pronounced it correctly.  After all, he was only responsible for remembering ONE name.  Whichever camp you side with, it must be noted that Idina seemed fine with it.  She had to "let it go" and sing on the spot.  Good for her!

In this day and age, it is so easy to make excuses when things don't go our way...my co-worker didn't get their part of the job done; the dog ate my homework - OK, that is an old one; it was Billy's fault we lost the game; the teacher doesn't like me; John Travolta screwed up my name; (insert excuse here).  Perhaps we can all learn from this example and just "let it go" when something doesn't go our way.  As the old saying goes, "sometimes you get the bear and sometimes the bear gets you."

The important thing is to learn from your experiences and do better the next time.  The way Idina handled herself was beautiful.  And, in the grand scheme of life this was just a blip on the radar.  It seems it is already giving her fantastic career a boost.  There's no such thing as bad publicity!

So, the next time your morning starts off like this: the coffee maker breaks, your 7-year old barfs in the car on the way to school, you forget the flash drive with the finalized presentation that is due at 11am, there is a traffic jam on 400...you get the idea...try to "let it go!"  Laugh to yourself about how ridiculous the whole thing is...maybe even play that song from FROZEN - what is the name of it again???  This is a crazy life we all have, but let's be grateful for every moment and let go the things we can't control.

So if you pass me driving around town and see me belting out a song, you can bet I am singing along with Adele Dazeem!

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