The reason I am excited is because it's a public holiday ... no, that's not it either. I'm a writer. Every day is a public holiday! This is awesome because I am able to hang out with awesome people and have coffees and lunches and play golf after I have done my writing for the day.
No, I am actually excited because my new book, How to Catch the Easter Bunny is out and doing really well! I am excited about that, but that's not really it. The main reason I am excited is because I have just scored myself a new tattoo ... it is a saying ... Be water, my friend. This is a saying by Bruce Lee, who, after zombies, is my ultimate hero and inspiration.
So this saying is really important to me. Last week the very cool Miss M wrote about going with the flow, and she even mentioned this quote. Being like water is very important in a zombie apcalypse. You have to be able to adapt to your surroundings. You have to be able to change plans and use what is happening to your advantage. You have to dive into a river because zombies don't like water so you will be safe for a while ... as long as you can swim ... and there are no sharks ... or whirpools ... or jellyfish ... or scuba divers that are mean.
Being like water means knowing when to attack and when to hold back, when to flow, and when to crash, but it also means you have to keep moving. If water doesn't move it becomes stinky and gross. If you don't move in a zombie apocalypse, you also become stinky and gross ... because the zombies will eventually find you and bite you and then you will be a zombie and they are stinky and gross! If you don't move in life, if you don't grow and change and learn and improve, if you just stay the same, the world passes you by. You lose time. You become stale and stagnant and left behind.
So always look at ways you can keep moving, learning, growing, adapting, being like water.
And drink at least a litre of water a day too. That's important. Just make sure it isn't the stinky gross water. That tastes pretty bad and probably has frogs in it.
Okay, that's it for this week!
Be water, stay awesome, have an amazing Easter, and stay safe!
You see, zombies go with the flow and don’t let rubbish stand in their way. They don’t let minor setbacks hold them back from what they want. Even if the minor setback is something like broken limbs.
As a teacher I see lots of events that exemplify going with the flow. There are timetable changes, wild weather conditions, new tasks with fast-approaching dead lines, and then there are the amazing children that navigate through it all. They may think, “Why didn’t Miss M tell us about the timetable change this morning?” but instead of throwing chairs or making a fuss, they smile and go with the flow. They have trust and faith that everything will be ok!
Adults need to be more like this too. They get so caught up with stressors and worries and rarely go with the flow. That is why I am never growing up. Going with the flow is MUCH more fun. I’m sure if AdamWallace wasn’t MIAZ (Missing In A Zombie), he would agree.
Going with the flow is about trusting that things are, overall, going to be fine. Zombies can do it, kids can do it, and adults can do it too. Be water, my friend.
So that’s all I have for you. I’ve been your guest writer and it’s been really fun. Maybe AdamWallace will go MIAZ again next holidays!
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