We all know it's more important than ever to take care of ourselves these days. I'm not just saying physically, but mentally too. I notice when I work out or take the dog for a walk, I feel more energetic and my creativity level spikes. It also puts me in a better mood. But have you ever noticed whenever you laugh how great you feel? Especially after you've listened to a good comedian or a really funny movie? I find it interesting that when I view something humorous in the evening before bed, I definitely sleep better.
I know a person needs to stay informed on what's going on in the world, but sometimes tuning into the news can be really stressful. I find if I listen too much, it robs me of hope that life will improve anytime soon. And I know from experience it's essential to remain hopeful in any undesirable situation. When my son was diagnosed with a terminal disease we dealt with a neurologist who didn't have a good bedside manner. We saw this particular doctor every six months and whenever I asked him what was new on the horizon in research for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, he got irritated with me. Eventually, he told me there was no sense in talking about it. Needless to say, we switched to a different doctor. I found I can deal with just about anything but I do need at least a shred of hope to get me through. How dare a doctor or anyone else take away my hope?
I know a person can't be happy and hopeful all the time and sometimes we simply chose not to be. But these days with Covid and the present state of the country, I'm going to give it my best shot to be optimistic and joyful. My goal is to eventually form a habit of living in the moment. I realize in order to reach my small personal goals, I'm going to have to let God handle the big things that are out of my control. My job is to keep a smile on my face and enjoy all the beauty this world has to offer.
If your needing something to fill the long winter days or nights, check out my books:
Ryley (A Christmas Romance) at:https://www.amazon.com/dp/1734084200
Heartbeat of Desire (A Modern History Romance) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1734084219
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