Friday, January 4

Life is like a tea bag

A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.
~Eleanor Roosevelt

This quote was posted on Breathing Space and really spoke to me. Especially since I love my daily cup of green tea (no I HAVEN'T given up caffiene, but I do drink less of it), the metaphor resonated.

It's been a week since my husband was laid off, and it was really tough going back to work, albeit a three-day work week. I only told one of my coworkers the news because I didn't want to deal with the looks of pity and worry. However, not sharing meant hiding my sadness and fear of the unknown. Honestly, I do believe it helped to not talk about it because focusing on it is not the answer to making the situation better.

To help gain a better state of mind, I've been waking up an hour earlier to read some inspirational books like You can Heal Your Life and then do yoga for about 30-60 minutes. Having this time in the morning has helped me prepare mentally for the day. Today was the first day in a week I truly felt happy, although I wonder if it had something to do with it being Friday - TGIF!

I also want to meditate more so I reserved a ton of meditation books at the local library. Can't wait to start digging into those. Meditation is definitely an area I need to utilize more, and I think my husband would enjoy it as well.


Anonymous said...

Dear Yoga Mama,
Here are two more affirmations to help you overcome and accept all the abundance that is coming into your life:

"Everytime one door closes. Ten new doors open."

"When God can feed the gigantic elephant and the massive blue whale, I know that He will nourish me and all those around me."

Happy 2008.

Separately, you may enjoy taking a look at Franz Andrini's yoga encyclopedia on

Yoga Mama said...

Your comment was so thoughtful and kind. Thank you so much for sharing these affirmations - I will definitely try them.

I'm in the midst of checking out Andrini's yoga encylopedia - love new yoga Web sites.

Thanks so much and happy 2008 to you and yours!

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