All My Soaps
Most people don’t know this about me, but I am a soap opera fan. Yep, I admit it. I have been following the life of Erica Kane since she was in high school, and I was probably in the 6th grade. How I got hooked on soaps I don’t remember. But I do know that I love the stories, the relationships, the drama! And I also know that it helps to keep real life in perspective. Our day to day dramas, a clogged dishwasher or a failed math test, pale in comparison to being trapped on an island, or being accused of murdering your sister’s lecherous fiancé. And there are some interesting philosophies that we can apply to our lives, too. As Scarlett O’Hara so aptly put it: “Tomorrow is another day.” Soap heroines face floods, heartbreak and jail time and wake up the next day with their lipstick perfectly in place. These are strong women, who go after what they want – they can be a cosmetics executive one day and an international spy the next – there are no limitations in their world. Silly as it may sound, we can learn from that. Erica, if you can do it, I can do it!
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