Sometimes when I listen to my SP friends, I want to help but to be honest, I just don't quite understand when someone stresses over and over about the same issues! Then I realized that I too can have the same problem maybe it is just not food. WOW! Open your eyes, Jean! Duh!
Now I learned long ago how to pick myself up! I know the old adage is to learn then profit by mistakes.... But sometimes a pity party while loaded with pitfalls will open your eyes! Case in point! Yesterday I wanted to do some cleaning and think spring to see if I could get off the “dreary winter” syndrome. So sit back and I'll share the experience with you!
Spring Cleaning By Kathy Armijo
Gets rid of the mustiness
All of winter’s dreariness
A fresh coat of paint
Wash the curtains and blankets
Remember to clean the closets
A time-honored tradition
Whose idea was it to do this spring-cleaning thing?
It sure wasn’t me. It had to be some ding-a-ling!!
“IF” I get started, today …
Maybe it will be done by June.
Nah, not starting today. Think I’ll go outside and with nature commune.
I can find special projects to fill my time …
Soon it will be fall …
Shuuuush … No one will know that I did no spring-cleaning at all!
So how do I handle stress?
I go look for inspiration in positive places!!
Laughter has a way of creating positive change in any tense and stressful circumstance. But, as Mark Twain said, laughter is the greatest weapon that we humans possess and it’s the one we use the least. Daily, we have countless opportunities to use the power of laughter to make a positive difference.
My inspiration, Steve Goodier for laughter has some wise words for all of us:
If you have ever been discouraged because of failure, please read on. For often, achieving what you set out to do is not the important thing. Let me explain.
Two brothers decided to dig a deep hole behind their house. As they were working, a couple of older boys stopped by to watch. “What are you doing?” asked one of the visitors. “We plan to dig a hole all the way through the earth!” one of the brothers volunteered excitedly.
The older boys began to laugh, telling the younger ones that digging a hole all the way through the earth was impossible. After a long silence, one of the diggers picked up a jar full of spiders, worms and a wide assortment of insects. He removed the lid and showed the wonderful contents to the scoffing visitors. Then he said quietly and confidently, “Even if we don’t dig all the way through the earth, look what we found along the way!”
Their goal was far too ambitious, but it did cause them to dig. And that is what a goal is for – to cause us to move in the direction we have chosen. In other words, to set us to digging!
But not every goal will be fully achieved. Not every job will end successfully. Not every relationship will endure. Not every hope will come to pass. Not every love will last. Not every endeavor will be completed. Not every dream will be realized. But when you fall short of your aim, perhaps you can say, “Yes, but look at what I found along the way!
Look at the wonderful things which have come into my life because I tried to do
something!” It is in the digging that life is lived. And I believe it is joy in the journey, in the end, that truly matters.
Maybe you have seen this before but that is the strength in inspiration. . . it guides us to do over and over until we get it right!
Hope your day is special!