Happy September, Friends!
I just have to share my experience! I just got back from New York City. I had never been there before. I know it’s hard to believe and it’s simplyunamerican that I have made it into my 50’s without having been to NYC! My nephew got married in Connecticut, so I seized the opportunity. My husband had to come home after the wedding for work, so my sister and I did the city together.
Wow, what a city! We saw so many sights! We went to the 9/11 memorial – amazing and heartbreaking! We saw two Broadway shows (Dear Evan Hansen & Hamilton), we ate amazing meals, I had a real New York bagel, went to Central Park and The Met, took subway rides, walked for miles and miles every day and I loved every minute of it!
What I noticed, though, was the energy of the city. There’s a rush and a harshness to that city. I’m not surprised, but I wasn’t prepared for how it would feel.
I’m pretty sensitive to the energy around me. Call we weird or crazy, but I feel that stuff. Almost like a tension in the air. You know how you walk into a room after people have been fighting? You might not have heard the fight, but you can tell that there’s something happening. We all react to the energy whether we are aware of it or not. You might say, “Did I interrupt something?” Well, NYC has a hum or an intense buzz to it that is undeniable.
So, what’s the energy in your house; the energy that your kids are accustomed to living in everyday? Is it calm and serene? Is there anxiety in the air? Is there a heaviness to the energy of your house maybe from sadness, grief or clutter?
Pay attention to the energies around you. The beauty is that we can change our energy in an instant simply by changing our thoughts and our actions. Here are a few suggestions for lifting the energy in your home, in case it’s feeling heavy these days:
- Watch a funny movie together
- Hugs and kisses
- Tell jokes
- Have a dance party
- Think happier thoughts
- Clean out a drawer or a shelf
We have a choice how we want to feel and we have a choice how we want to respond to things. Choose to be light. Choose to see the sunny side of a situation instead of the dreaded parts. It’s a life-changing choice for you and for your kids!