Friday, September 9, 2011

It's NOT What It Is

My friend Mr. Maple Syrup went on quite a rant the other night about people who use the phrase, "It is what it is."  More than a bit shocked at how riled up he got over the use of a simple string of words, I asked for an explanation.

"It's a cop out," he said, "People just say that when they don't feel like making an effort."

I totally disagreed with him...but on second thought...Darn him!  He has a way of getting to me.  That guy!

In this house, Fridays are special.  We don't just meet the bus at the corner and let it be the last day of school for the week.  We meet the bus at the corner with a giant bowl of popcorn and make it the first day of the weekend.  We make it special.

So many times as a mother or a wife or a daughter or a sister or a woman, I have chosen to view things as what I make them and not just what they are.

So, Mr. Syrup, as much as it pains me to admit were right.  It's not what it is.

It's what you make it.


  1. Well got me thinking....I always use "it is what it is". Was just my way of saying I accept whatever the it is.