Cultivate your own spirit. Do not look for something outside yourself.
- Barbara Ann Kipfer
If you seem to be missing something - go back and look again! It's kind of like the Wizard of Oz - I know it's true because I have been doing this for decades now. Not that I have it down pat - I don't - (I wish I did) - but I do have it in my head some times. At least now I know when things don't feel right in my life for awhile and I start to get cranky (yes) - and start to think others have problems - I know how to step back and start getting myself in order. And boy getting Chatty in order is a big job!
YOU CAN'T CHANGE ANYONE ELSE - ONLY YOURSELF! Darn I know this - inside and out - but why or why do I forget it so easily?
Okay enough venting. Do you know what I mean - we try to change other people when things are going amiss - but you can't change others - you have to change your thinking. Your responses. Your feelings. You have to be the one doing and let them go.......
Now this is another question I have about blogging. I used to be afraid of posting my picture on here - not for safety reasons - but for inferior reasons - I didn't want any to see me! True. Now I kind of don't care - not that I don't care about you - I just have finally come to the decision I YAM WHAT I YAM! I know others out there feel the same and I wonder if they realize that they are beautiful people? Don't you wonder sometimes who you are writing too - what they look like - would you like to look at their face and have it in your mind when you write them?
Or is there some reason to be worried about having out blog picture out there? I think I have put my lovely (lol) mug on here lots of times.
I want to see who you are. And another question - is it okay to ask questions on how to do things? And is there a protocol on following? So many questions today.
I have another question - is any one out there having trouble on their blogs - posting or anything. I post then all of a sudden it days critical error and I lose it?#(*&$%*(&_@(^
I'm continuing on the laughter train myself - Just received an article today - from Everydayhealth.com
"Funny movies, sitcoms, cute toddlers, and a good friend’s jokes can all offer one of the most powerful, natural stress relievers out there: laughter."
"Mental health benefits. Although you probably can’t laugh off depression, one of the many benefits of laughter and a sense of humor is that they buffer you against the negatives of life that could lead to depression. As an added bonus, studies show that people who use humor to fight stress also feel less lonely and more positive about themselves.
Physical benefits. Although we can’t yet say that a certain number of laughs every day will keep the doctor away, studies show that people who say they laugh a lot also tend to be in good health and generally feel well. Laughter is also one of the most commonly used complementary therapies among cancer patients, who find that one of the benefits of laughter is an improved quality of life.
Heart health benefits. Laughter could be healthy for your heart, too. Some research shows that when you laugh, there is an increase in oxygen-rich blood flow in your body, possibly due to the release of endorphins, which create a chemical rush that counters negative feelings and stress. Activities that increase endorphins include a good workout and listening to music you love, and laughter deserves its place on the list with these other stress busters."I thought this was interesting and it is one of the reasons I do my blog the way I do. I need to laugh just as much or more then all of you do!