It's ok to be sad
We are supposed to keep it upbeat. Right? Social media etiquette demands that our postings be respectful and polite. I can do that. It requires us to be agreeable and on our best behavior. I can do that too. It compels us to “just be happy." I am working on it. I promise. But you see, sometimes life happens. And life is both, happy and sad.
In the beginning of the year I wrote a blog, which I named “Lucky 13." If you scroll back you can read it, if you like. When I wrote it, I was full of enthusiasm and I truly expected a beautiful year ahead. As it turned out, it was a beautiful year. It was also a sad year…
Today I think of those who will have, perhaps, the saddest holiday in this “the happiest time of the year." I think of the victims of the tsunami in the Philippines. I think of my dear cousin who is battling cancer. I think of the friend who lost her young husband this morning and somehow must find a way to comfort her sons. And I think of you, and the sadness you may be holding close to your heart, for no one else to see. To you I send a virtual hug and these words, even if they upset social media etiquette: it’s ok to be sad.
The wonderful thing about life is the abundance of gifts that helps us heal the pain, like my grandchildren. Whenever I am sad I seek their joyful, oh! so refreshing companionship. They are the little muses that make me smiling and inspire me to write. Their company and my writing are my "happy pill."
And so the sad "Lucky 13" went by and, at the end, I wrote and published more children's books than ever before. Please don't tell them, they are going to be their Christmas present…))
I am curious, dear reader, when you are feeling sad, what is your "happy pill?"