Yesterday, I was driving to my husband’s work to pick him up when I suddenly realized: I am sad today.
Why are you sad today? I asked myself.
I don’t know, I said back.
Lately, I haven’t been listening to music in the car anymore. I haven’t been watching TV, either.
Ever since my baby died several months ago, I have wanted to honor my time on earth by listening to my heart instead, and to the quiet.
And, maybe, to her.
So, if she can hear me, I talk to her.
And so, yesterday, I decided to talk to her.
And something—whether it was her or something else—told me what I wanted to know.
It said, “You are sad because you didn’t get enough sleep.”
And I said, “That’s okay. I will get extra sleep tonight, then.”
And that was all it was.
And for the rest of the day, I felt good.
So. My happiness tip for the day: stop the little sadness before it gets too big.
You’ll be glad you did.
Inspiration from the other side.
You’ve been on the spiritual path for a good while now. You’ve read the books. Maybe even met a guru or two. Sometimes, though, you need a different kind of inspiration. Inspiration from someone who knows how hard this inner peace stuff really is.
More Stuff to Read:
Some Spiritual Practices Actually Work. It’s Amazing.
There are hundreds of spiritual techniques for overcoming depression and increasing inner peace. Here, stories about the ones that actually work. (In some posts, I rate the practices on a scale of 1-10, too. Sort of like county fair pumpkins, but more spiritual.)
These Are the Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
Kids, here it is. Have at it.
- Spiritual-But-Not-Religious Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
- All Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
I’m a Partner, a Mom, a Friend, a Mom, a Sister, a Daughter, a Businessperson and a Mom. Here’s What Helps.
Don’t read this section. It’s nonsense, mostly.
- My Mostly Ridiculous Self-Improvement Journal
- 150 Life Hacks for Getting Suddenly Awesome
- Suddenly Awesome Miscellany (And, Let’s Be Real: Book Promos)