A couple of days ago, two young women walked by me. They were chatting amiably and laughing, as good friends do. Suddenly I felt a rush of energy pass right through me.
I smiled. It felt so good.
In these days where there is such anger and animosity, it’s refreshing to see people who are happy. Positive energy has the power to heal me of stress and anxiety, anger, even mild depression. Sadly, it’s not always easy to find a source of that powerful elixir.
I started thinking about where I find those wells to drink from.
A group of women get together at work and line dance most mornings as a health and wellness activity. I go when I’m able. Yesterday I went, and got a mega-blast from being in a room full of women taking care of themselves and having fun while doing so.
Our monthly salad club met at work yesterday. It’s a potluck salad luncheon. I had a delicious, healthy lunch and scooped up a heaping helping of positivity from the men and women there.
Kids are an amazing source of positivity. When I am out shopping, I invariably find a child who will make eye contact with me and smile. What a gift those children bring!
I can always choose to bathe myself in positive energy from my furry family.
Notice I said choose. Accepting positive energy from others is a choice. When someone smiles at me they are offering a booster shot of happiness. I have to accept the gift for it to do me any good.
I am very much invested in the outcome of this election. I am dismayed by the outright bigotry and gender bias I’ve seen and heard throughout the campaign. I am not fool enough to think it’s going to end in one month, regardless of who wins. We have opened up Pandora’s box, and these hateful demons cannot be forced back inside. They must be destroyed with kindness and love.
I will not let others bring me down with their intense hatred. I am going to open myself up to all the healing energy the world has to offer me.
And smile when I tell those hate mongers to piss off.