Monday, February 15, 2010

Quilting Bee # 43


Hello everyone!! So glad you popped in and joined me! Being Valentines was Sunday and The OWOH giveaway was today...I thought I would post the Bee tonight instead. Back to regular scheduled programing next week! I have something yummy to serve up today....waffles...delicious, yummy waffles. There is whip cream and vanilla ice cream if you would like. There are strawberries, blueberries, real maple syrup, bananas, walnuts, chocolate chips...you name it we have it! There is also a selection of delicious healthy cereals and yogurt if you would prefer. I have asked Sarah to pop by and serve up her delicious lattes and chai if you would prefer. So come pull up a chair and join me!

Most of you who know me are aware that I am a very up person..pretty positive, cup half full kinda gal. I think the key to being happy in life is being happy in the moment..not letting things get you down..or pull you down. Generally it takes a lot to make me angry or depressed. For this I feel extremely blessed. It is a blessing to feel this way most of the time..it is and I know it. Often when I speak here you hear me talking about ways to find balance and peace or joy in your life and in mine. Today, I thought I would turn the tables a bit and talk about being blue. Because I think there is a place in our lives for this color..blue.

The media is full of feel good stuff these days. I like that..I do, but sometimes we need a day away from the sunshine yellow that is in the forefront of everything these days. Even being the happy person I am..I even get a bit tired of having it shoved in my face...that I must be balanced and happy at all times. Because the reality is this...we need some balance. Sometimes things are not happy and balanced. Sometimes they are sad and unbalanced. Sometimes we need to acknowledge that we are just sad. We are blue and that this is ok. I don't mean wallow in it or let it take over..but to embrace the blue..experience it and let it go.

When I feel this way, blue...I often just fight it. I don't want to give in to it..like it is wrong somehow. I choke down the sadness, the tears. It makes my chest hurt..that chakra does not like it at all. So what do I do when it finally hits me that I need a day of blue. That I need to just sit and be sad and embrace it, cry & sob? I let my family know that I need some time and I go hide in my room and watch something that will let that dam of tears break. I watch Steel Magnolias, or P.S. I Love You...and Let Fly with the tears. I take a hot bath and do something nice for myself. I take care of me. Often this is why my blues come on anyway...I have neglected myself. Frequently something in my life has made me feel pain or sadness and I choose in my busy life to avoid it and not take care of my own needs...the need to feel the blue. So a good blue day seems to fix me up and let me move on and breathe again without that pain in my chest. Sometimes we have to just be sad and know that this is ok.

So today I am asking you to share what you do when you feel blue. Do you have a movie you watch? Do you know when you are blue? Do you allow yourself to feel it and let it flow? Do you allow yourself to feel balance here? Tell me what you think about what I have said here! Thank you for coming to see me today and pulling up a chair. You bless me every week...thank you!

I think I will have a bit of granola with yogurt this morning...had waffles yesterday LOL! I would like a skinny, hot, 20 oz latte light on the foam please!
What can I get for you today? Hugs and Namaste, Sarah

18 comments:

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

I will definitely have a waffle or two my friend. :)

I so know what you're saying. You know I'm the poster child for sunshine, but I know and have learned that it's okay to have a blue moment or even an entire blue day. So much is going on in my life these days. Some very good, but some is very very bad. I'll be blogging about it very soon, because I know here I can be honest and friends such as yourself will be here to uplift me and allow me to just be blue.

Hugs!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I find that solitude and going within myself is the best way to handle a case of the blues. That and country hurtin' songs. Or Bessie Smith. Acknowledging and feeling the blues allows them to clear that much faster, I find.

Emmy said...

When I am feeling blue and blah, the thing I am learning and trying to do is first just to say it, to tell my husband how I am feeling.. and you know often just admitting it, and saying it is okay is enough to help break it.

If that isn't enough I pray, I pray and say I cannot do this, I cannot come out of this, so I am going to let you do it for me. And it feels free and good and those are usually really good days.

cinner said...

Sarah, when I am having one of those days, I usually am reflecting on how much I could do before I got sick, it is not a pity party, but some days you just need a good cry, and then I have a nap, and I can carry on. I find this happens about 2 times a year, then I remind myself that there are always blessings that come to us, just sometimes we are not aware of them yet.

Danielle Barlow said...

Lovely post! I am guilty of being very English, and having a 'stiff upper lip'! It's very hard to let go, and let the emotions out!

Suecae Sounds said...

Great post. I try to let go with it. But it is easier said then done I have come to understand. A good film can do the trick. Crying is also a great release. Stuffing things up inside is not good, it can be very damaging.

faerwillow said...

~sarah i love the emotions you stir within us...the honesty you always speak of and share...words that always leave us with provoking thoughts...i am an emotional one...blue can come and go on any given day...my husband teases me and says how can one feel so much...so if blue i let out my tears or write or sometimes just sit in silence and embrace my heart...music sooths my soul or stepping outside just to breath the air...i have learned it can be damaging to keep all within...to being blue and accepting and letting go and moving on to a brighter day...love your post little lady...brightest blessings~

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Ah Sarah, what a wise woman you are. So good of you to share your learnings and wisdom with us here.

Sonia ;) said...

I do the same as you...same movies...wow we are synced lol...I had a blue week last week...I just go into hiding and take in the down time.

xoxoxoxoxox

TechnoBabe said...

When I am blue I go with it as long as I don't get depressed. I too think it is healthy to experience the sorta sad or disappointing things and not ignore them. Feel and not let it control. As I ease into the not quite so happy place it doesn't take long before I find myself already heading out the other door and leaving the blues behind. Too much to see with clear head and loving heart.

umbrellalady said...

Sarah - Blue days are hard and it is better to let it fly then to have it sabotage you down the way. Have a lovely cup of tea, and a good snuggle although that nice hot bath sounds divine ! - it is amazing what it does for the soul and the balance in your life.

clairedulalune said...

Oh Sarah, we all have them blue days, I had a big one last week. When i didn't get that job last week, it sort of hit me like a freight train that night, and the day after that. Big blues. The hardest thing is trying to hide it. Big fella was not so lucky. but I read your valentines post, and you got flowers too? I was so happy when i read that, what a lovely unexpected surprise for us both! That's the moment when I stopped blubbering and said "what the hell am i gurning for?" It was the best tonic! so I guess when i got the blues when my day is done and the acting is over I have a good ole cry and feel better for it! Here is to brighter days for you Sarah! They are just around the corner....... ((hugs))

Barbara said...

As long as hormones are not involved, I seem to be able to handle those blue days pretty well. But I'm with you. I watch Terms of Endearment, or Steel Magnolias. I just feel better after a good cry if it's a real blue that won't go away. But you know, if you're blue, give me a call! We can always find something to giggle about. ;p) xoxo B

lilasvb said...

very nice picture and words

Wild Roaming One (WRO) said...

Thanks for the insight into what you do for yourself on those blue days Sarah, it allows others to Let Fly with our own nuturing techniques too...

Lately, I tell my love that I'm feeling tender or fragile and that I need to either be held while I cry, or go to my bedroom sanctuary and cry there. It's hard with a 5yr old you know? I try to explain to her that I just need to cry, that I'm feeling sad and that I need some alone time, but she just wants to play...so having my love take over always makes me grateful for his support too. All in all, I'm an even keel person, my yoga practise has helped tremendously do that for me...but still, when those blues come, I can't stand the deep sadness, reminds me too much of being ill with postpartm depression.

I think I'll plunk myself down on this pink beanbag over here, with an oatmeal cowboy cookie I baked this morn, and enjoy the streaming sunlight through the window.

Peace & Glee,
WRO

Wedding Consultant said...

BLUES UGH I had one too it was a duzie one & I just went straignt to my knees did not pass faking it.
I live alone so my partner is the Lord & He is always there only I am the one that moves....Thanks for you honesty & now I will pass it on...

A Palmer said...

Wow! Beautiful photo. You get better every day!

A Palmer said...

Well, commenting on the blue question - I ride my bike or walk the dogs if I get blue. It distracts me and getting a bunch of endorphins going throws a wet blanket on my blueness. Playing the piano helps, too.