Let’s face it, there are just times in our life when it gets and feels all crazy… deadlines at work, children acting up, scary storms knocking out towns (God bless you folks in Moore, Oklahoma)…
When the world is acting like it’s a full moon (whether it is or not), we have to develop certain sanity preserving skills such as:
1. The ability to distance ourselves from unhealthy situations and people.
2. not take anything personal.
3. to be able to just shrug, breathe, and say “f–k it”!
this too shall pass…
7. Take walks, go to yoga class, hop on your bike…
8. Connect with friends on Facebook
9. Have your sweetie hold you tight and cry if you need to…
10. Listen to Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World
And when all else fails and you just need to smile and laugh, watch The Baby Bachelor.
Confidently riding through many storms…
I know that strong winds, rough seas, and emotional turmoil
I would like to send love and prayers to anyone in the path of Sandy,
to anyone who is losing their home,
to people looking for work,
to people who perhaps, feel a bit lost.
Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark. ~Rabindranath Tagore
You are not alone.
This too shall pass
Realistically, we can’t be happy all of the time. Like the clouds sailing by in the sky or the oceans tides…
feelings, moods, and emotions come and go… they just do. That is part of life.
We can save ourselves a lot of trouble if we don’t get too attached or identify with a passing bad mood or feeling we are experiencing at the moment.
If you are feeling blue, sad, melancholy… or just feel down, go ahead and give yourself permission to:
3. lie down and shut the world out for a little while…
Know that in time this feeling will pass. It always does.
When I am feeling this way I find it helps me to do some of these things:
1. Cry in my husbands arms.
2. Write in my journal
3. Take a bath
4. Take a nap
5. Pour a glass of wine and Twitter or Facebook or..
6. Put on some nice jazz music and cook a nice dinner for my family
7. Take a walk outside
8. Read something very light like a magazine
9. Hug and listen to my daughter talk about her day…
10. Just breathe.
The storm cloud will pass, and when it does… enjoy!
that is peace.
Holding tightly onto
things, people, or ideas
will only keep us on a tense tightrope
of expectations waiting to be dashed
from circumstances outside of our control.
Why give our peace away to such folly when we can simply let it all go?
Yes, LET IT GO.
Or sadness can come on as a tide of melancholy, causing you to feel blue but not sure exactly why.
For women, our hormones can certainly come into play with our emotional states.
Being sad and upset from time to time is part of the human condition. Most of the time if we don’t attach too much to our feelings we can just wait it out and the sadness will pass on its own- like drifting storm clouds in the sky.
If you find yourself down for whatever reason, here are some ideas to support you:
I wish you all a beautiful day.
Debra : )
If you are:
Please know that you are:
From: Marianne Williamson’s Illuminata
Please make me a force for Good.
Remove from my awareness all thoughts that
keep me bound here.
Every goal I surrender to You.
All agendas I surrender to You.
All I have and all I am I give to You.
I ask only to be carried in your arms that I
might know the joy of full surrender.
May I not be tempted to think meaning-
less things and give them weight and suffer
Please send Your spirit to lift me up, above the
pain and turmoil of this world.
Please give me new youth, and a free and joyful
Show me the happiness of full forgiveness.
Whomever I do not forgive, dear Lord, please
show me how, for I wish to be free of the
guilt of this world.
Please make me happy.
I am ready to outgrow my childish pain.
I feel such pain, anxiety and depression.
I know this is not Your will for me, and yet my
mind is held in chains by fear and paranoia.
I surender my life, right now, to You.
Take the entire mess, all of it, now too complicated
to explain to anyone but known by You
in each detail.
Do what I cannot do.
Lift me up.
Give me a new chance.
Show me a new light.
Make me a new person.
This depression frightens me.
Please bring me peace.