Welcome back to “Mindfulness Monday ☮️ Make a Change” Happy July 1st!
Can you believe it’s July? I’ve been looking forward to July since June began. LOL! 😉 I was actually thinking about this the other day, it’s quite uncomfortable to be an adolescent at the age of 53. What I mean by this, is that I’m looking so forward to the Fourth of July this week, here in America.
I am worse than a child when it comes to seeing a firework show, it’s a complete adrenaline rush to me. The silly thing is, I’m not even sure if I will see fireworks at all. I’ll be a BBQ for most of the day. Not that I’m complaining. Maybe on the way home from that, I’ll see a few sparks overhead in the evening’s sky.
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“To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.”
~ Helem Keller, Humanitarian ~
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I was also thinking about how our lives are forever in process, moving forward, never backward. Which means change is ever-present in the here and now, and naturally down the road.
Since the day I was diagnosed with a mental illness/disorders, I felt like my inner child was murdered. (I know, a harsh way of looking at it, but it was how I felt). So many things that I had always looked forward to seemed to have faded away.
Granted, June is NOT my favorite month out of the year, for reasons most of you know. But, it wasn’t until I realized that July was soon approaching, my mood changed.
I am ever present today. Don’t get me wrong, my depression is still upon me, but for the first time in months, it feels like I am able to breathe and appreciate things more so than I have in a long while.
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“Time and reflection change the sight little by little, till we come to understand.”
~ Paul Cezanne, Artist ~
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I for one, am not going to question this sudden change in mood, but rather, I’m going to embrace it with open arms. I am welcoming back a better attitude and slowly redeveloping my positive outlook. I know my depression was temporary, but when you’re in the midst of it, it really is so very difficult to comprehend a brighter side to things.
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“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
~ Eckhart Tolle, Writer ~
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So, if I want to be a 53-year-old adolescent, so be it! I’d rather relish in this moment of having a little bit of happiness wash over me and be joyful for the upcoming Fourth of July! Yay!
Question: When you are suffering from depression, do you accept the little joys as they come? Or, are you hesitant in experiencing it, and resist?
Okay, this concludes this week of Mindfulness Monday ☮️ Make a Change. I do hope that no matter what your current situation may be, I sincerely wish a bit of happiness to be embraced by your awaiting arms. Cherish it, don’t question it.
Take Care & God Bless,
Credits: Google Images, Pinterest, Unsplash ~ Jeffrey Hamilton, and a compendium of wisdom “Change Happens” quotes compiled by Kathryn & Ross Petras.