Thursday, July 14, 2011

Releasing from stress

Today was a flurry of frantic phone calls and problem-solving that then culminated in healthy tears and raucous laughter with best friends. I'd do it all again just to have that final sweet release with my buddies. I know that at the end of my life I will NOT remember how worried and stressed I was today but I will ALWAYS carry with me the memories of laughing and sharing with my dear friends. It will lift me through the darkest times and give me true freedom from worries and stress. Remembering that the present moment is all we have and that it can be a beautiful moment if only we recognize it as it is.

How do you let go of the things that plague you? Is it as easy as sharing nibbles and stories with friends? Do you go running? Or do you simply change the record in your head that portends gloom and doom and instead witness joy and optimism?

I hope that just coming here will be a balm for you and that we can take a few slow deep breaths together right now to celebrate this moment.

Breathing in contentment
Breathing out stress
Breathing in tranquility
Breathing out worry
Breathing in....peace
Breathing out....peace

Thank you for sharing another special memory with me today. I am so very grateful for you.


1 comment:

Deanna said...

I'm glad your day ended in laughter. The best medicine ever. My last post is a repost of an email I received on relieving stress. What timing.

Hope you have a stress free day today!