Some days I just wish people, tv, Facebook, self-help books and every magazine I see would just stop telling me to BE HAPPY! You know, I like being happy as much as the next person, I really do BUT sometimes, honestly, sometimes I want to feel OK being unhappy. In fact, just this past Saturday, I woke up feeling in a bit of a funk and I decided to lean into it. I put on a movie I knew was going to make me cry and I went from there. I watched, I cried, I journaled, I cried, I had some friends over for dinner, I cried. And you know what, I liked it. I liked leaning into my sadness, embracing it, letting it flow, letting loose something that clearly wanted to be released.
Did I feel better? Not so much that day, my nose with a little sore from blowing and my eyes burned a bit from so many tears but the next day I felt a little lighter, used fewer tissues and breathed easier.
Sounds like a good day to me.