Wednesday, March 19

cheer up

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up." ~ Mark Twain

This morning at the early morning women's Bible study I attend, we talked about how easy it is to get into a slump this time of the year. We live in an area that has a LONG winter season and even noting the official first day of spring on the calendar doesn't help since the weather is not yet springlike. As we talked it was easy to figure out that the slump - or funk - was caused from a combination of things: SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) which is more prevalent in cold winter climates, hormones at our age, and the current challenges of our season in life. Who wouldn't be depressed?!

But you know, as we all talked it through and vented a bit, it wasn't long before we were laughing. I mean, really laughing. Truly, we were all Laughing Out Loud! And we all left the Bible study feeling much more encouraged, supported, and loved. Seems appropriate since we are studying Philippians which is called the book of JOY!

So my Living Well reminder today is that it isn't just about food choices and exercise, but also about good emotional health. We all have something that makes us smile and laugh and sometimes we need to take a break from life to do just that - LAUGH! Laughter truly is the best medicine! Especially at the end of a LONG winter!

May there be giggles in your garden today :-)

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Tammy ~@~


Darlene said...

That's such a chipper post. I love the idea of giggles in my garden. :) Thanks for the smile.

Bobbie said...

Yes, there is a lot of reasons to be in a slump. Thanks for the reminder that living well means emotionally also. Giggling in my garden... so cute....

Darlene said...

I have an announcement at the Live Well Wednesday page that I put up today. I wanted you to see it. Thanks!

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