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Turn The Frown Upside Down

“Happy Wolf” – Photographer Unknown

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

In times of stress and anxiety it’s easy for people to become overwhelmed with their own emotions of fear or sadness. Worry may dominate your thoughts from morning to night. Fear can take hold and change your focus from what you want to accomplish in a day, to pulling in more fear and anxiety. It becomes a snowball that grows and grows until it seems to overwhelm everything in your life.

We all go through it. We all get caught up in the latest bad news. But sometimes it seems there’s nothing good to see anymore and everything is just getting worse and worse. It’s hard to break that cycle at times, and that’s when we need to ask for help. There’s nothing wrong with talking to someone about that downward spiral of emotions. Try to remember “that feelings are real but they aren’t reality” (Dan Harmon, 2017 – This is a great story reported in the Washington Post about author Dan Harmon’s twitter response to a fan. It’s really worth the read!)

On January 9th, 2014 a message for the Daily Tarot Meditation share some insight into what the average person might do to turn things around. It involves laughter. In a world that seems to be filled with fear, anxiety and angst it might be a good time to remember Life is about Balance. That means we can choose to dwell in despair or we can laugh in the face of adversity as needed. We don’t have to choose to be low and glum allowing the angst of the world around us dominate how we choose to feel. Here is an excerpt from that day 2014 reading. Continue reading

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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: The Fool –

The Fool

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Don’t be so serious. Have some fun and enjoy life. There’s a lot of reasons to smile and laugh. You don’t have to be the stick in the mud who can’t see through the struggle at the good things. Yes things are tough, yes you’ve been fighting hard to stay afloat. But you’ve also got some great blessings in your life that have nothing to do with money. Stop looking at what you don’t have! Start enjoying what you do have and you’ll find the smile and laughter again.


Additional Insight:

Everyone can get down from time to time. The more stress and anxiety you have on your shoulders the longer and farther down you can get. When you focus on all the negative things that have happened or might occur in the day to come, you pull more of that negative energy toward you. That makes it hard to smile and laugh at the things you used to have fun with. Nothing seems funny now, because of the weight of all the negative things that have happened.

But if you can focus on the good things, the possibilities and the potentials, you can pull more positive energy onto your path and help turn things around. You have a lot of blessings to connect with if you’ll simply take the time to look.

If you’re reading this post, you can be thankful for the resources that have provided you pc and internet connection to do that. Even if that resource is the local library. If you’re looking at this from your smart phone, you can be thankful you have the world at your fingertips and the resources to have the phone and the cell service. If you’re looking at this from a friends pc or phone; there’s nothing more valuable than that friendship.

There are many little things we take for granted everyday. Stop for a moment. Stand or sit still and look around you. What is by your side that you’re thankful to have in your life? Kids? A partner that loves you? Friends? What about the pet you give love to and get enjoyment or support from. Even fish have blessings they give to those who have them!  Count your blessings. You’ll probably find you have a lot to smile about.

If you’re feeling so down that you can’t shake the feeling, consider talking to your doctor, or a local medical care center about depression. People who appear to be functioning normally through every day life can be stricken with clinical depression and not realize it. Learn more about the seriousness of depression at the National Institute of Mental Health. There is help out there for all who need it. You don’t even have to have medical insurance to get it.

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