Friday, May 27, 2016


Today is one of those days. The week weighs heavy, there's still so much to do, and all I want to do is lay in bed. It's a shared feeling. Many of us are complaining. The energy is slow and heavy. We are tired, we are bored, we are stressed. I hear it. I say it, too. This is what we are sharing. Yet, I am not coming out of this funk by complaining. The more I whine, the more I feel it. I am not helping others either. I feel the negativity and pessimism. But then I ask, what am I bringing?

Today is a good day to bring something else, something other than our feelings about what is wrong, what has us run-down, overworked, overtaxed, burned out, tense, anxious, sick, and worried. This is a potluck in which we share a bit of what we all bring. I'd like to have something uplifting, morale-boosting, inspiring, hopeful, fun, and encouraging.

I realize that once we are in a funk, it is not that easy to put on a smile and change our mood. But there is a way of changing our mood subtly, but surely. We do so by shifting our attention from what is wrong to what we are thankful for. Let us pick something we are grateful for, anything, and focus on that. Let us change our energy and bring that with us. Let us share something good.

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