When you’re feeling anxious (my case when not) a good idea is to take a time-out.
I’m not exactly certain to what extent this thought will affect me in coming days;
however, I feel the need to try something different.
In with the new – out with the old.
This week I spoke at length long-distance with my oldest granddaughter.
She hasn’t had an easy life since her Mother (my daughter) departed from Earth.
The month of June is tough for us as we experience an array of emotions unknown
and foreign to those who’ve never lost a parent or a child.
An interesting comment she made to me was in regard to ‘positivity toxicity’.
Here for years I’ve been reading self-help books and trying to understand people’s
actions and in the end feeling a bit numb.
Could it be possible that too much of a good thing isn’t exactly the most healthiest
I thought about her words.
Too much sodium isn’t good for high blood pressure patients; too much sugar isn’t
wise for a diabetic.
And I’m beginning to reflect on the possibility that trying to hard, caring too much,
reading and listening to comforting words does little to curb what I’ve been
experiencing on the inside these past years.
Words – words – words!!
Then I Googled ‘Toxic Positivity’ and found that ‘yes’ there is such a belief.
Defined as: an obsession with positive thinking, people should place a positive
spin on all experiences — even those profoundly tragic.
Wow – what an absurd thought pattern.