Hey, ya'll see that new Fed Ex commercial wif the cave men...see, they wasn't no dern job security even back then. Seems real funny to me to think that there is only different stress, not no stress in any period of human existence. Lawdy!! So I guess, I'd as soon face my modern dragons as the face the terror of overweight dinos or saber toothed tigresses.
An' I gots plenty o' stress to go around, and ya''ll know mah Contessa Infinitessima has headaches and her doc done tole her to get rid of some stress. Ya'll got it too--'fess up.
Sigh...so, pets, iffin' we gonna have stress no matter what, let's us share some ways to de-stress. So here's some o' my best de- stressers and I expect ya'll to share your'n best ones too.
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A look at a long horizon---sittin' on the porch in the mountains is good, look long out over the prairie, at the beach too--just take a look out at the long view--a tall cool libation is a plus when looking out longways....
But it always reminds me that when I shift my view to the foreground, why, dangit, they's a spot o' mold on the rose leaves by the porch rail....tsk...ain't life like that? Sometimes we ought not look so minutely that we forget that long view---in the main, life is pretty near fine, but it's those immediate glitches in the foreground that tempt us to forget the overall beauty. Look at the long view.
Remember, you ain't the one that has to fix ever'thing--this ole world is OLD and managing to hang on even if we doan do ever'thing right. The world will go on--it has its own secrets and it doan depend on me.
Do somethin' wif a chile--they's still full of wonderment! Some of it will rub off on ya'.
Go see somethin' funny. (funnier than you!)
Take a long hike--by yourself, so yer can have a good jaw with your own innards.
Indulge in an unexpected DE-light!
Hoppin' mad at the world? Cool off fer a spell.
Grow a garden. They's pests in the garden (as in life) But they's fresh tomatoes too. Mebbe even a punkin'. Ya' see, growin' thangs needs yer hep, but it teaches patience too, 'cause ya' jes' hafta let thangs go through the process....but patience is rewarded with good stuff. Same for our lives, huh? We'uns jes' gotta go through the process, sometimes. Shortcuts doan ususally work in the long run, do they?
'Course, one of mah favorite stress relief on the cheap is feed some birds.
Well, now, ain't we got us'uns a good start of ditchin' that distressing stress monster?
But...now ya'll knows what's THE best relief in Aunty Belle's estimation, right?
Posted by Aunty Belle at 1:37 PM