“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.” –Emory Austin (Source: Online Wellness Network)
This sounds like good advice to me (as long as they are happy, uplifting songs). I also find that smiling, looking up, listing my blessings, hugging loved ones, doing a kindness for others, forgiveness of others and myself, reading uplifting books, watching comedies or uplifting movies, and being with or communicating with upbeat friends, all help to pull myself out of a funk.
I’ve also found that most negative, disempowering, envious, debilitating, and anger inducing thoughts are ego driven, and once I label them as such I’ve found it is much easier to quickly dismiss them and move on to more positive and uplifting ones rather than dwelling on the negative and re-running a series of old and negative messages my ego tends to conjure up if I let it.
I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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words of wisdom….:0) Thank you for the gentle reminder!!
It’s my pleasure. Thank you for taking the time to comment.
Wise words from a wise man! Works for me too, to note the negative thoughts as just ego driven little sharks that eat everything on their way. 🙂
Thank you for your kind comment. I like the mental image you use to remind yourself about the damage ego-driven thoughts create.
Beautiful words of advice, Russ! The way you address sometimes delicate topics and personal faults makes them accessible – and your way with words creates a kind and supportive tone, rather than ever creating a feeling of defensiveness. You truly have the gift to teach, inspire, and encourage 🙂 Thank you!
Your kind comments put a smile on my face and in my heart. Thank you, Andrea.