Aunt Laya
 
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When you feel helpless and you feel like crying, that is a time to be very tender with yourself. Sometimes it's a time to be alone, and sometimes it's a time to reach out and ask for help.

Sometimes people feel helpless because someone has done something to hurt them, or sometimes we're just too hard on ourselves. Sometimes we're just in a down cycle, sometimes we're sick. There are lots of reasons.

Here's the main thing I want you to know:

You are not alone.
You are not alone.
You are not alone.
You can reach out and ask for help.
You can reach out and ask for a hug.

Ask for a hug.

It's okay to ask for help and hugs.

One thing I do when I feel overwhelmed is to pick just one small thing that I CAN do. Then I do it. Then I pick one more small thing. You can do that too.

Sometimes, you really just need to rest. No one can do it all and we all need to just be gentle sometimes. Be sure you've had enough good food to eat and water to drink. Or maybe you need chocolate? Or... hugs.

Ask for help when you need help.
Take a deep breath; take a step back from what ever is upsetting you. Talk it over with someone you trust, someone you know is wise.

Remember, YOU are the song the morning brings.

Love,
And hugs,
Aunt Laya
 
 
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Everyone knows that a happy person attracts more happiness. Only sometimes ya just don't feel like acting all happy.  That's OK. You don't have to feel all perky all the time. On the other hand, you don't have to hang on to bad moods either. Here's a tip:  one of the fastest ways to lift your spirits is to do something to lift the spirits of someone else.

For great inspiration, stories, need downloads, go see this website http://www.actsofkindness.org
  • there are some neat cards and other things that you can download, print and give away or keep for inspiration
  • lots of stories to touch your heart
  • check out their "Kindness Idea for the Day" and give it a go
If you need a hug, ask for one.
If you have a hug to give, give it.


Use your stubborn streak forGrab the good in life like a dog holds onto a bone!

Love,

Aunt Laya

photo by taliesin at morguefile.com, thank you
 

best life!