Thursday, July 7, 2011

“Those who weep recover more quickly than those who smile." Jean Giraudoux 7-7-11

“Those who weep recover more quickly than those who smile."  Jean Giraudoux

Staying with the Jean Giraudoux theme. I pondered this one for a while yesterday. I got the gist of it but didn't know what to write. Maybe that's the beauty of it. Its so self-explanatory and open to interpretation. Sometimes we smile to cover the pain when really we should probably just have a good cry and get it out of our system (yes, maybe more than once is needed). If something is really bothering us and we don't currently have a solution don't feel bad for weeping. Remember, this is a NATURAL reaction to stress and sadness and pretty much all of our natural body functions benefit us in some way. So don't hold back! I did a simple search on the "health benefits of crying" an came ac cross this interesting article: check it out!

Anyway, if we are in a situation and we cannot fix it just YET, its OK to let out a good cry but don't let that be your only course. Remember- you do have the ability to make changes, to change situations or simply to resolve in your heart: "never again".

Whatever the situation may be, remember the quote from today! And sometimes you may just need to be there FOR a friend who needs to weep! That's part of being a friend...

Have a great day and better tomorrow!