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