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How to ... Make Your Spirit Smile
The nonconformist in me decided that I need to blend-in a little more with Hub-pages. Since this web-site is considered by many to be the place to go for “how-to” blogs/hubs, I thought I would write a “how-to” piece. I have never attempted one and I thought today was as good as ever to give it a try.
So, if I succeed in getting a smile from you by the time you move-away from this page then, I have done what I intended on doing. I do understand that we live in a busy world, full of demands and things to do, or get done. That is why I will be as brief as possible – I do wish you to go on happily with your day.
I thought about smiling Spirits for some time now. I usually like smiling but I do see many people who are upset, worked-up, stressed-out, tired, etc. In a conversation with my sister not too long ago, she mentioned to me that mental illnesses are becoming more common because society in general places a great amount of pressure on people. I never thought about that, until she mentioned it … I think I might agree.
I am a loner though. I have very little pressure. I have very little of anything, period. That is why it is easy for me to distance myself from everything. When I do so, I can appreciate the tiny little things in life: a spider, a flower, waves, little grains of sand, etc.
Life is beautiful if we allow it to be. If we pay attention to our surroundings, sunshine can be enough at times to make us smile. Another morning, the beginning of another day: that always makes me happy!
I collect shells, rocks; I talk to trees and flowers … sure some people think I have completely lost it but you see when I am sitting and talking to an Oak, nothing else matters. (Oaks as a general rule always lend me strength too – they are amazing friends.) Paying attention to a little ant-hill, seeing all the ants running-around helps me understand that there is more to this existence than just myself; there is more to care about than just what I want to do. The ego loses its strength and one can begin to relax a little more …
Waves help me smile too. I can sit on a beach for hours just watching waves crash endlessly on the sand … and nothing much matters. In relation to the Great Oceans, I am a tiny spec of sand – and the pressure dissipates … Life can always be enjoyed: enjoy it. Cheers!