This Website is about more than just eating well and working out regularly. I also need to work hard to stay in positive. And yes, it’s hard for me sometimes as I’ve dealt with anxiety and sadness—mostly brought on by my chronic back pain.
I need to constantly be mindful of staying in the right frame of mind. I will continue to include ways in which I do this—some of which will be in Lynda’s Day (click tab above).
So, today, I’m talking about something that occurred at the gym today. Maybe you can relate to this woman. I know I do.
There is no shame in crying.
So I walk into the bathroom this morning at the gym and a gal is at the sink crying her eyes out.
Most peeps walk on by. I understand. People don’t want to get involved.
But me? I’m not one to shy away from unfamiliar or difficult situations.
So I ask: “Is there anything I can do!?” She can’t talk because of the heavy sobs but shakes her head no.
I don’t know her. But I put my hand on her shoulder, tell her if she needs anything…….
As she leaves the gym she comes over to thank me.
I don’t know what she was crying about but I do think I helped—gave her comfort, assurance that eventually everything will be okay.
I always speak up— I think it’s the journalist in me— but there’s another reason. I saw myself in her.
I cry, too. Tears come easily to me—almost as easy as a belly laugh. But I’m not ashamed of any feelings I show. I love that about myself. .
Another reason to help someone- especially now? It’s Mental Health Awareness month— help someone in distress.
I’m not saying the sign of tears makes a person mentally ill. But we all need help sometimes.
Never underestimate the difference a caring gesture can make!
Okay, so you’re already here on my new Web site. Please go up to “Lynda’s Day” and check out my paid section. Listen…it’s only $9.97 a year. You’ll discover more about how I eat, how I work out and how I stay positive. It is worth it!
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