Some days we all need an Easy Button. You know what I mean: the Staples’ Easy Button that the chain brought to the forefront in their 2005 Super Bowl advertising campaign that made the outlandish look, well, er, easy.
We all have those days.
Here’s what I mean:
–The morning alarm clock comes too soon. That’s too easy, hit the Easy Button and wake up relaxed and refreshed ready to start the day.
–You’re so far behind in cleaning your bathroom that there’s crud on top of the crud. Quick, hit the Easy Button.
–You’re on your way home and you get stuck in traffic. Can it really be that easy? Hit the Easy Button and just like that like, you witness a parting of the Red Sea where everyone moves to the side of the road to let you pass. You do your best Moses impersonation, stretch your arms over the other cars, and give all praise to God.
–You need to do your taxes. You hit the Easy Button and magically your taxes get filed and you find $2,000 extra in your bank account to cover incidental costs and for you spend on . . . whatever.
–Dinner, of course, we all need dinner. You completely forgot to put out anything for that evening’s dinner . . . can it get any easier. You click on the Easy Button and a head waiter leads you to a table, offers a napkin and menu, and starts bringing out a five-course meal that ranks with any that you might get at a Five Star Restaurant.
–You get the mid-afternoon blahs and need a coffee to refocus. Click on the “That was Easy” button and you look up surprised to see a Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, or another of its ilk in your hands, hot to the touch.
Life would be so much easier if we all had an Easy Button. Unfortunately, life doesn’t work that way. Life is full of big and small challenges. We all have to put one foot in front of the other and push forward. Yes, that is a tiny bit sad, but if you take enough steps and battle through the ups and downs, one day you get to the top of the mountain.
No Easy Button can beat that feeling of satisfaction that you get deep inside your soul. No Easy Button can take away your own sense of personal accomplishment and pride.
And yea, it may be nice to have an Easy Button, but it’s an awesome feeling when you can say “I did it myself.”
Yes, that was easy.