|This is more than an excuse for me to play with and then consume stunning volumes of shark gummies. I swear. But... I totally did that.|
This weekend, IT'S SHARK WEEK REDUX! Or, as Discovery Channel has awesomely dubbed it, "Shweekend." Shark week has so much to teach us it needs a part deux, and it's this weekend!
5 Reasons to Live Every Week Like it's Shark Week!
1. Shark week reminds us life is short.
Seriously, because those magnificent bastards are absolutely petrifying.
It's so easy to let yourself be held back by fear (like, of sharks maybe), to tell yourself you'll finally go for [insert lifelong dream] next month, or next year. But you never know what tomorrow will bring. So take the adventure, say yes to the enormously wonderful, terrifying things in front of you (unless they're trying to bite your face off) and LIVE. Do it now. Call the person you can't stop thinking about. Do the forgiving. Buy the shoes. EAT SO MANY BAGELS. See every castle still standing on the planet. Drink a glass of wine on every continent. Dive in, have a fucking blast, and remember how amazing it is that you're on this planet to begin with.
The same planet as this thing:
|Out of all of the things, including this thing, you got to be a human. That's pretty fucking rad.|
2. Sharks don't sweat the small stuff, they just eat it.
They don't care what other sharks think about them. And they DEFINITELY don't care what you think of them.
|Maybe that's why they freaking GLOW, National Geographic. Maybe that's the real reason. SCIENCE!|
Instead of living a life plagued by giving a damn what the neighbors/your judgy cousin/the world-at-large/your ex-boyfriend/the guy in the yacht might think, wouldn't you rather just do you? Because that's when you're at your best. That's when life is at its most remarkable.
And then this happens...
And you can't NOT be happy.
3. Shark week Reminds us of the beauty of the world we live in.
|Because sharks live here...|
That is all.
4. Shark week teaches us respect.
You never know what's going on beneath the surface-- of the water/ a person/ a situation.
We could all do well to remember that more often.
This lady, for instance, is here to teach you about respecting the Shark's house.
BECAUSE THAT IS HIS HOUSE, DAMN IT.
5. These things would not exist without sharks, in all of their glory.
|These Shark Tooth Studs that I've been living in...|
|This Rose Gold and Diamond Shark Tooth-Inspired babe...|
|They probably saw a shark. Or 9,000. This Micro Scrimshaw Ivory Ship Ring circa 1790, surrounded by garnets and killing me slowly. Is it the most amazing thing ever? Perhaps.|
|Shark Jaw Necklace. It's on'y a partial jaw. It can't eat you.|
And of course, this post would not be complete without a mention of this cinematic classic:
So take a leap, swim into the fear, eat all of the little things (like, candy, not people... ya big weirdo), let your pearly whites shine at each other, maybe watch Sharknado, and try not to bite.
Go forth, and live every week like it's Shark Week!!!