I found the meme theme for this week a bit of a challenge I have to say. This week's choice was set by Deedrie from My Bricole.
But after much thought I think I'd have to say My Secret Weapon would have to be my hands.
I came to a realisation the other day, that if I get out and do something with my hands, (whether that something is crafty or even making an item that is needed around the house), then it can pull me out of a particularly low moment. You know those times when you just know that you're wallowing in your "lowness" and it's hard to kick it? Happens way too often around here!
I mean, I've probably always known that "doing" something will help to lift you up, but this realisation was, that it's actually creating "that something" with my hands that does it for me! Not just reading or walking etc. Mind you the ultimate trick is getting myself to "just do it now"!!! I can find that extemely difficult sometimes depending on how low I am at the time. But then I'm sure there are many of you in the same boat.
The thing I made the other day that led me to this epiphany was only a play tunnel for the cats, but after feeling how I felt when I was finished (as well as seeing how much the cats loved playing in it), I started to think about other times I had created, with those hands when I had told myself to just do it. About how I had felt and also what my internal dialogue was, afterwards.
Voila! Huge realisation. :)
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According to the laws of aerodynamics, the bumblebee cannot fly.....
I guess no one bothered to tell the bee. ~ Unknown