What a great weekend! What a great month so far! Did I mention I love July? Well, if I didn't, I do! July is my favorite time of the year. Oh, and September (my b-day month).
So, over the weekend, I went to my family reunion. My Mother's side, which is the Filipino side. It was sooo much fun. Everyday family, food, and fun.
We got there on Friday, went to my cousin Ed's house, and ate. Saturday, we had the reunion at the park all day, and ate. Then after we went to my cousin Rhey's house, and ate. The next day, we went to cousin Mari's, and ate. It was awesome! There was nothing but hugs, kisses, love, and laughter, oh, and food.
This weekend filled my soul with energy and I am quite positive it was because of all of the love and laughter. Every time we arrived somewhere, we hugged, kissed, and said I love you to everyone. Then when we left, we hugged, kissed, and said I love you all over again. Every single time we said hello and good bye, and sometimes in between. We just loved and laughed.
Every night I went to bed after 2 a.m. and woke up around 7ish, except Friday morning I woke up at 3:50 a.m. I tell you this because it was the love and laughter that supplied the energy. Isn't that a stress free FAM UH LEE???
Stress free is happiness, energy, and vitality.
I am a single Mom, and my son and I have the same kind of relationship that is within my fam bam. We hug, we kiss, and we say our I love you's every time we say hello, goodbye, and even in between.
Are you seeing the stress free message here? Are you getting the energy link?
When ever we think, feel, or act upon love and laughter, we are going to feel good. Do you not feel good, and wanna? Then love and laugh more. That's pretty easy, eh?
You might be saying, "But Elizabeth, I lost my job, spouse, friend, money, or house. So how can I love and laugh?" If you did, I am truly sorry to hear it, but you can still love and laugh my friend. It may not be easy at first, but practice makes perfect.
Do this...in your head, say to yourself, "I love ..." Fill in the blank. Whatever person is in front of you, or whatever situation you are in, or whatever place you are at, even if you are waiting impatiently. It is so silly that you will begin to laugh, and you will really begin to believe it. I am serious. I do it all the time but I really do mean it. It's like a reaction. When ever I am talking to someone, I say, "I love this person." Because I truly feel the love of Christ in my heart, and it exudes to the person I am with, and the place that I am at.
Don't get me wrong, life isn't always like that for me, but the majority of the time it is because I practice love, and practice makes perfect. Although, there was a moment over the weekend that I did kind of feel like slapping my Mom across the face. HA HA HA HAH A... That is so funny, and the important thing is that I didn't, right? No joke, she tends to push my buttons when I am around her too much.
Shhhh... please don't tell her.
Okay, in order to love and laugh the majority of the time you gotta take responsibility for your thoughts, feelings, and actions and choose to enjoy life. Just make a decision that you are going to enjoy life. If you have anxiety, create faith, and learn to not worry about shizzz. If you have depression, learn to appreciate what you have, and not focus on the sad things in your life. If you have anger, learn to chelax, and talk yourself out of that anger. You can do this! You got this! You got the power!
So, the real challenge here, in order to have a stress free fam uh lee, is you gotta love and laugh. Do the hugs, kisses, and I love you every time you say hello, every time you say goodbye, and in between. Just do it, and watch your family become stress free. I know that you know all of this already, because you are tight like that, but just maybe, you might of forgot, and so this is just a little reminder.
Have a wonderful week my friend, I love you, I truly do. HUGS AND KISSES!!!