Here's to Happy...

Happy Friday to you all, lovely friends! If this photo doesn’t make you smile, I don’t know what will. It’s such a fun and happy picture, isn’t it?

I’d like to share a little advice with you today. I know, there’s nothing worse than unsolicited advice…but just in case you’re feeling blue, blah, in a rut…anything that you sense is keeping you from being all you can be, I would like to offer a possible solution. It’s simple and it’s free (unlike Miss Lucy, I won't charge you a nickel) and it can only improve things.

Take a portion of your day and give it to yourself. Go outside and take a walk. If you can find even 20 minutes a day to go outside and walk, you will immediately feel a lifting of your spirit, and the evaporation of a dark mood or sadness.

Honestly, I can speak from experience. A while back, I was feeling sort of blue. There was no particular reason for it. I thought perhaps it was related to my physical female goings-on, if you know what I mean, ladies. When I talked to my gynocologist about it, she did what doctors should do; she asked me some questions and offered some suggestions. We came up with a plan that worked best for me personally, but I’m convinced it would work for anyone who has the physical ability to put one foot in front of the other. She suggested I get out and walk instead of getting my exercise solely from the indoors elliptical. It wasn’t a matter of not being fit physically. It was a matter of being out in this beautiful world more, taking in nature, putting all the work/stress related to-do list stuff on hold for a short time, and just…being. It had an amazing affect on me. This was 8 years ago, and I still follow her advice. I realize this can’t be the answer to everyone’s problems, but it just may be your answer….

I hope you will give it a try…you’ll find that your walks will become a wonderful addiction. They will get your creative juices flowing, feed your soul and certainly help you sort your thoughts for the day. Perhaps these walks will become opportunities to treasure hunt along your path for marvelous little bits of nature’s treasures or excellent photo opportunities, as well as a healthy part of your life.

So there you have it, dear friends, a little true blue advice from Mama D. Because I love you…xo


Good Girls Studio said...

The best advice is usually unsolicited & has your best interest at heart! Heading out for a walk this weekend as soon as it stops sleeting ice :) I'll be sure to bundle up first!

Hope you have a happy & blessed weekend!

Wild Woman Jewelry said...

thanks for this...I've neglected my walk for a few weeks now, it's been so cold. I miss being outside - this reminder will get me out there today!
ps...that squirrel is hilarious!

hometown girl said...

such good advice. we did our walk in the woods last weekend in about a foot of snow, while pulling the little one half the way on a sled! that was a workout. hope you enjoy your weekend, love you too! xo suz

luciwallis said...

That was excellent advice and you know what I am using it today, I needed that~

Fringe said...

You know what makes me really, truly happy? You four lovely ladies! Thank you so much for your wonderful comments...I'm sending you all a big hug.


Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

Spot-on advice. I always feel worlds better after a walk in the woods, and I could desperately use one this week. When there are so many other things to do, and other people to care for, it's kind of nice to get a gentle nudge to go take care of myself too. So, thanks. :D