Last Sunday was Mother’s Day. I had to get up very early, and as I was out late the day before, all I wanted to do was continue to sleep. My cat, Alfie, had to work very hard to get me out of bed to feed him and my other cat, Alice. After a while, I couldn’t take him walking all over me and Alice standing there meowing, so I reluctantly got myself out of bed. Dragging myself around the house, and realizing I had to leave in 20 minutes, it was a mad rush to get out the door. At that point, I could have felt sorry for myself or thought about the beautiful day I was going to have. Being human, I felt sorry for myself! However, knowing that I would be meeting my family put a smile on my face and changed my mood.
We had a beautiful day having breakfast together, walking around New Hope, Pennsylvania and seeing a comedy at the Bucks County Playhouse. I finished the day by attending a barbecue.
How lucky am I to have a loving and caring family. We keep in touch, and celebrate and support one another through life’s journeys.
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Going back to the quote which alludes to the fact you can create a day filled with sadness or joy, if I continued to feel sorry for myself, I would not have had a beautiful day and by changing my mood, it enabled me to have a day filled with everlasting memories.
I know while being in a funk it is hard to change your attitude. Below are some suggestions:
•Accept how you are feeling. By not fighting the feelings, it opens the door for solutions.
• Think about a special day you had either by yourself or with others. It will definitely put a smile on your face.
• Call a friend and reminisce about a special time you had together.
• Listening to music can boost your mood. When listening to music I start to relax, and if I’m at home, dancing around the house certainly puts a smile on my face.
•Set aside ten minutes and write down all the things for which you are grateful. After 10 minutes expires, choose three things for which you are grateful, and every morning before getting out of bed reflect about those thoughts. It will definitely put you in a better frame of mind.
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