Feeling Stuffedby Ellen DuBois on 03/02/21
Some days I feel stuffed with information, news, emotion, sensory overload, cabin fever and whatever else you can think of. Much like this picture I took of "Chippy" feasting on birdseed, I feel like I'm stuffed to the point where I know I'd better move and change my perspective. (Even bought one of those mini, under the desk or stand up elipticals.)
The pandemic has taught me to stay away from too much news while not leaving my head buried in the sand. I want to know what's going on, but I don't want to overload myself. I've learned how important it is to find balance, even if it's just walking around the yard with Cooper, (my rescue pup), enjoying the feel of the sun and fresh air and taking some pictures.
I pray a lot. This life we're living can make me a little snappy and I don't like that. I know it doesn't solve anything and makes things worse. I ask God and the angels for help all the time and it really does help me control myself, (a/k/a not flipping out). Ask and you will receive. I've found it to be true.
Some days I feel stuffed with blessings and the more I practice counting them, the more good days I experience. At least they're more balanced. I have the power to make it happen by shifting my mindset. When I find it's tough to do, I pray for help. I take some deep breaths. I know I can't do it alone.
Oh, yes. I'd rather feel stuffed with faith over fear.
Much like Chippy, who seems pretty happy with those seeds of joy he's filling his face with.
Stay safe and may you find the balance you need every, single day.
I took this picture with my NikonD5200, 300 mm lense. I dream of getting a 600 mm lense someday. I'll be able to get in so close!
I'm the author of I Never Held You: Miscarriage, Grief, Healing and Recovery and Jackie's Heart. Since 2006 I've been hosting MiscarriageHelp.com, a support site for women and their families who have miscarried.
I'm published with Blue Mountain Arts, and am a contributing author to several books including: Soul Matters for Teens, Sisters, (a Blue Mountain Arts gift book), Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders- Success Stories, Strategies and other Good News, Romancing the Soul, More God Allows U-Turns.
I'm also known as "Miss Ellen"- a piano teacher to students from 5 to tween and beyond. Music is another passion of mine and I'm blessed to share the gift of music. I'm also a shudder bug like my mother was. I love taking pictures.
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