Quote of the Week #20

Did you ever have one of those days that started out fine and then rapidly spiraled downhill? Where you truly gave something your all, only to have it not work out the way you had hoped and expected?

Today was one of those days for me and without going into detail, suffice to say I’m glad it’s over. My anger and disappointment could power a car half way around the globe but I will take my own advice from several weeks back and simply MOVE ON. In the whole scheme of things this is merely a blip on the radar and is overshadowed by a dozen reasons to be grateful.

I learned a lot about things I didn’t want to know and some about what I do, including the power of a hug. Have you ever given or gotten one that felt so good you just sighed into it and let it last for what felt like an eternity? Isn’t it wonderful? Have you REALLY hugged anyone lately, getting strength or giving strength, or comfort or love? So much can be said with one simple hug.

So with that said, I leave you with this week’s quote, from an unknown author–a smart one who said it well:

Trees have such strength! Hug one today and see if any is transferred to you.

Trees have such strength! Hug one today and see if any is transferred to you.

“Hugging has no unpleasant side effects and is all natural. There are no batteries to replace, it’s inflation-proof and non-fattening with no monthly payments. It’s non-taxable, non-polluting and is, of course, fully returnable.”

Who will you hug today?

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  1. Kat Monahan May 19, 2015 at 6:34 pm #

    Hi Sharon: Check out today’s New York Times Science section…animal communication across species in the forest. You’ll find it fascinating. Be well. Kat

    • Sharon Mammoser May 20, 2015 at 7:38 am #

      Kat, Thanks for bringing the article to my attention. It really was a great one! I always enjoy reading about new research and more fascinating things about animals that already fascinate me! Thanks!

  2. Joe May 19, 2015 at 11:17 pm #

    That sounds like such a great philosophy but how do you put it into practice when bad things just keep on happening? How do you keep raising your head back up when you know you are going to get whacked again? At some point you must search for the underlying cause of those repeated whacks on the head. Until you solve the root problem it seems that you are not going to be “just moving on”.

    • Sharon Mammoser May 20, 2015 at 7:44 am #

      I certainly am not an expert on the subject and often having trouble practicing what I preach. Life is messy and all kinds of things happen all the time that we don’t have much control over. Yes, in some cases you do have to find the root cause before moving forward is possible but beware of jumping to conclusions and making assumptions about that problem.

  3. Lisa M May 21, 2015 at 11:38 pm #

    Hi Sharon! I just wanted to send you an electronic hug. I appreciate your words and your sage advice. I’ve been having a rather stressful time as of late, but you always have such words of wisdom to share and those make my days brighter. Thank you for this inspiring blog! 😉

    • Sharon Mammoser June 1, 2015 at 9:48 pm #

      Hi Lisa, so nice to hear from you! I hope things get better for you. Glad to hear you are enjoying the blog! Happy belated birthday!!