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.

2 comments:

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 Zendle.com http://www.zendle.com/community/store/content/32899073/YOGAPEDIA.html

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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