When I was going through a very rough time in my life, I decided to get a ‘breathe’ tattoo on my wrist. I was hoping that I would see it in times of strife and it would help me remember to breathe. But when two child stars - that had just begun to implode - got ‘breathe’ tattooed on their bodies I came to the conclusion that 'breathe' wasn't helping them any and went with ‘inhalexhale’ instead. A logical person would have skipped the tattoo and gone for yoga or actual deep breathing but I am not logical.
Proudly, and somewhat defiantly, I showed my fresh tattoo to Mom who promptly asked me, “Why did you get Whale Shark tattooed on your wrist?"
“What?" I responded, totally shrilly. "Why in the hell would I get WHALE SHARK tattooed on my wrist???”
To which she calmly replied. “Well, it would be rather silly.”
To this day, Husband, Mom, random friends and family will tell me to "whaleshark" when I'm freaking out. While it may not calm me down, it is sure to make me laugh. And that's way better than yoga!
Hug yourself a Whale Shark today!