Today is a day for sharing things of beauty and hope.
Because yesterday was a tough day.
On a day when I was already feeling down about this and that, I turned on the news and saw unbearable loss and sadness at the site of the Boston marathon bombing.
Our weather was gray and overcast and my mood stayed somber all day long.
Because sometimes Life is hard. That’s the truth.
And it’s important to be honest about what you’re feeling. Instead of judging your emotions and thinking, “What’s wrong with me today?”
it’s healthy to let those shadowy feelings be okay.
Instead of judging your emotions, be curious to know yourself better.
Try to observe your feelings without labeling them “positive” or “negative.” Because that’s how they come to pass through us
and leave us wiser…
That’s what I did yesterday. I felt so sad… I even cried
for people I didn’t know and for things in my own life I can’t control
And this morning I felt SO much better. Of course nothing has been magically fixed, but today I was determined to pray hard for those who are hurting and to write a post that might inspire and lift you
Because today is a new beginning.
Even before our day starts we can do these FIVE THINGS to make us feel good. Because when we feel strong and hopeful we can cope with the uncertainty of life.
We can practice these TEN HABITS that might lighten our daily load
because we deserve to go at an easier pace.
And we should be on the look-out for the real life angels in our lives; the people who are supportive and say nice things and make us feel good about who we are.
Because no matter what you think, you’re already perfect.
You know that, right?
So I hope you read this PERMISSION SLIP.
And remember that at any moment we can stop going back to people or places that drain our energy and make us feel bad, no matter how many chances we give them.
Practice kindness above all else.
And slow down to appreciate the smallest joys each day.
Even if this means blogging less in order to be fully present with those we love.
Because LIFE is so precious.
I know you join me in sending prayers to the city of Boston.
(Today we’re all Bostonians)
Blessings to you my friend!
I’m linking up with these friends: