Coffee Thoughts...

It is late...and I probably shouldn't be drinking coffee so late....but AHHHHH the comfort it brings me when I am stressed...It is the warmth...the wrapping my hands around the cup...the aroma...the familiarity of it....
I have been under a lot of stress lately....but I am trying to remember small lessons I have learned over the years to UNDRESS that stress....So tonight....I am thinking of Laughter...I am finding moments that make me smile and giggle....I am finding thoughts that make me laugh out loud...and I am laughing at my messy studio as I type this....Laughter is good for us. It brings oxygen to our bodies and creates a space where there are no worries....it releases the tension we hold in our muscles...When you are laughing you can't feel stress because you are actually using your brain to focus on the physical act of laughing...and we all know that brain of ours can't do two things at once!! Heck, there are days, I can't even walk and chew gum at the same time!!!!
Laughing can be easy....just look in the mirror and make a silly face...you know the kind I mean, stick your tongue out and place your thumbs in your ears and wiggle your fingers (when was the last time you did that?!?!?) probably to long ago....Laughter can heal you...(they have written books on the subject) And the best thing about laughter is that it is FREE...I have a friend, who teaches Laughter Yoga...If you have never had the opportunity to join in a class look it up on the net...if you don't live near Goddess, and find one in your area...TRY IT...you might like it...and I guarantee you will laugh....Find ways to laugh...ham it up...tell jokes...get a bottle of bubbles...and LAUGH...it simply makes you feel better!!! To that I say...VERY GOOD...VERY GOOD...VERY GOOD INDEED!!! (laughing as I type!!)
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

3 comments:

Doe Grozs Art said...

one of my yoga students brought me an article on laughter yoga.. I'll have to check out this link you have.
Laughter is my saving grace. One of my husbands talents is getting me to laugh so hard I cry!!!
Doreen

Doe Grozs Art said...

aaahhhhhh. forgot to tell you how much I love this art piece you did. LOVE IT!
Doreen

laurel said...

One of the few scriptures I ever managed to remember is "a merry heart doeth good like a medicine" and I find that its very true. I'm with you there on the struggle to let go of the stress. It's funny but when I manage to sit down at my craft table and just let go and create it really helps. So why do I find it so hard to make the time for it? Well, we just keep plugging away at it.

I love your illustration with the bird there. Just precious.

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