Allowing yourself to be Sad

Who ever said it was bad

Growing up it seemed as if it was a bad thing to be sad.  If you were sad then it would quickly need to be changed.  Being known as the “crybaby” in the family, there were plenty of times I was sad.

I don’t fully remember what I was sad about, but I do remember when it was happening that I had in the back of my mind that I needed to quickly change it.  Get myself happy.

As I have experienced life, I have come to understand that sadness is okay.  It is something that a human can handle.  As a matter of fact, I believe it is something we as human need to experience.

If you never experience hunger you would never appreciate being full.  If you never experienced a cloudy day, you would never appreciate the sun.

What if that is how it is supposed to be?

If you never experience sadness, you can never fully appreciate your happiness.

There is nothing wrong with you if you are feeling sadness.   The key is to recognize when you are done feeling sad.

When you are done, then you can make the mental or physical changes needed to move to a different state of being.

Remember, life is 50/50.  50% positive emotions and 50% negative emotions.

So if you aren’t “happy” all of the time, then you are human.  And that is exactly what you are supposed to be.

Need help with this one.  Let me know.  I love being there to assist woman as they figure this one out!