I really really do hope and pray that all of you wonderful folks find yourselves feeling great and being happy. A lot of you are enjoying an extra day off from work and planning a big day for tomorrows celebration. I believe that for anyone to be really happy they have to become stress free and that is a monumental achievement for many of us.You all know just how stressful this life can be at any given time. You can have a great day going and just one act or comment from someone can totally ruin it for you. There is stress in the workplace, in the schoolroom, on the golf course, at the beach or any where else one may find themselves. And stress can come from the most unexpected sources and at the worst times ever. It seems to be everywhere and it will find you sooner or later probably sooner. And sad to say but the ones we love the most can be the ones that apply this stress into our lives. Stress affects us in many unhealthy ways. It makes our blood pressure go up, it causes us to not be able to get a good nights sleep, it affects our digestion system, it causes us to make bad choices etc etc. Personally, I believe that stress is the biggest problem that any of us will have to endure from time to time. Fortunately there are many different ways to deal with stress. I choose to use meditation, taking a long walk in the woods, and just becoming aware that the stress will eventually pass and I will still have lots of loved ones who care about me.Just counting my many blessings always helps. I sincerely hope that all of you can and will find a good way to deal with your stress and can keep it from making your lives miserable.Be aware that whatever the reason for your stress you are bigger than the problem. You can adjust to any situation and you can survive anything! I love the quote from Marcus Aurelius in his book "MEDITATIONS" He says "If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment."
I hope all of you have a safe, stress free, and happy monday. Be safe, have fun, and God bless.