Recently I was advised to have some ‘hey’ days. At first I thought my advisor was suggesting ‘hay’ days. Making hay being to turn something to your advantage, like the pinata I saw in a comic recently. Children were running away from the pinata which was hanging from a tree. Their mouths were open in alarm and their arms were in the air. Someone was saying “Uh-oh The pinata’s got the bat now.” Sure enough, on closer inspection the dangling pinata was clutching the bat. Now who was going to hit who?
I found the reversal of fortunes enormously funny. From the pinata’s perspective the tables were turned. Time to make hay or, to be more accurate, I should say time to get its own back. Making hay is not about vengeance but opportunity, and I was being advised to have hey days not hay days.
The comic pinata was dangling by a string up high in a tree, unable to make hay, vengeful or otherwise. Time for a hey day, like I was being advised have.
When somebody is against me and my emotions get struck by their metaphorical pinata stick, a detached response might be good for me. Instead of getting contorted with questions of why and what, like I tend to do. Instead of constantly questioning myself with could-have or should-have scenarios, I could try to just let things be, think “Hey…” and nod or something. Hey, there is nothing to change. I am going to try and notice when the best response is ‘hey…’ and to leave it at that.
Hey, happy New Year.