So much anger and pain. Outrage and blame. Shaming and shunning. Sadness surrounds.
I’m just me. What can I do? Sit in silence. Let the tears roll. Do the best I can to be honest and helpful and understanding and aware. And try to not let the fear overwhelm me, sending me down onto the floor of the closet in savasana or ‘corpse pose’.
What heals you?
Kneading bread? A walk, jog or run around the park? Baking brownies? Planting, weeding or pruning? Picking up a paintbrush? Making a collage? Crochet? Sewing? Knitting? Reading a good book? Watching a show? Listening to music? Dancing? Yoga? Watching the sunrise or set? Playing with your baby or grandchild?
Do it. Do it now.
Doing what heals you is proven to physically bring good health and that healing extends beyond you into the world around you. We all need it so much right now.
A friend started a Facebook post series of photos of things that bring her joy. Another posts jokes and funny cartoons. It lifts me up out of my darkness.
So here I am posting pictures that help me to see small bits of joy.
This week, my goal is embracing healing and joy alongside sadness.