A common denominator for us all? – Emotions. I’ve learned over time to respect all my feelings. We have them for a reason and it’s okay to not have a perpetual smile on your face. It’s all about degrees. Without sadness, we wouldn’t appreciate the joy in our lives. I saw the Pixar movie “Inside Out” and loved it! It’s not just for kids, adults as well can learn a lot about how emotions affect us.
My heart went out to Sadness. For her, situations always seemed to go wrong. I’ve always felt that we’re conditioned to believe the only acceptable feeling is joy and the others, anger, fear and disgust are to be avoided. Even in the movie, Sadness tends to get a bad rap, but we need her. Plus, she’s so darn adorable!
I always try to remember that it’s okay to be sad sometimes. Just don’t forget to get back up again and celebrate joy!
I love…. love…love the last part of this post. I agree sadness is not an acceptable emotion in our society. And when people are sad…. well then I think everyone is in a panic to “fix” them rather than let them experience this very true and raw emotion. But yes it super important to come back to joy and reasons to smile and live and give meaning to our life and to the reason to our sadness, and to recognize those people that cant find that path to grab their hand and help them.
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Thanks, Holi! I love your comment that it’s important to take someone’s hand and help them when they’re having problems getting back up. You have a beautiful heart.💗