Distress? No, De-stress!

I am a day late with repeating this post, Beautiful People, but there is nothing to prevent us from celebrating Happiness Day for two days, or wekks, or months, or our entire lives!
Enjoy!

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During these trying times of global distress, it is great to be reminded that March 20 is an International Happiness Day. I am grateful to a great blogger Renard of https://renardsworld.wordpress.com and his fabulous contributor Dr Sridhar for a wonderful post reminding all of us, Beautiful People, to celebrate this day with joy and laughter in spite of the pandemic. Let’s sing together with Bobby McFerrin:

Your brain is busily working for you, manufacturing biochemicals called endorphins. Research has shown that those incredible little hormones infuse your blood stream and circulate through your entire body even when you act AS IF you were joyful, not only when you actually are happy. Think about it, says Rabbi Zelig Pliskin: your experience is totally imaginary, yet your endorphin factory, your miraculous brain, still produces a healthy doze of joy, entirely free!

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  1. A great choice! I cant remember how often in the past i had replayed this song for calming down. 😉 Thank you, Dolly! Have a great week arriving! Michael

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    1. Thank you for a lovely comment, dear friend!
      You too, have a great week!

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      1. Thank you, Dolly! You as well! 🙂

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      2. Thank you, dear Michael!

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  2. ShiraDest says:

    Excellent points, again, for fellow Potter-heads on laughter: so I’m going to watch one of the HP films, shortly, to de-stress, in some other language, so that I won’t stress about wasting my time in English, either! 🙂

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    1. Which one did you watch and in which language? (just being a curious cat) 😻

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      1. ShiraDest says:

        None of them.
        I have them in French, though I dislike that language, and I thought I had most of them in Turkish, too, as I did have the DVD for the third film in Turkish years ago, and I remember having the first one, but I had a very old hard drive crash, so I’ve not been able to find those copies. 😦
        Anyway, they no longer sound right in anything but British English, now, so I actually ended up watching a Spanish film called “Adu” (Castillian Spanich), which was heart-breaking, so then I had to watch part of Lupin. I tried listening to a Public Domain recording of the first novel, and it was so boring that I gave up on it, but this show, at least as written for Omar Sy, is so good that I must go back and find a version of the Arséne Lupin books to read! 🙂 Once the libraries open up, I may try to get an paper copy if the system has or will buy one, since I really hate reading on a machine.

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      2. Interesting that I hear from quite a few people about “reading on the machine,” while I actually love e-books. We have paper books to read on Shabbat and Yom Tov, but otherwise, libraries are widely accessible via Internet, without going there.

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      3. ShiraDest says:

        Very true: I certainly appreciate online books, and audio books, but I really really miss paper books! I just hate having to click buttons rather than flip pages, and it’s much harder to skip to the end now!
        🙂

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      4. I don’t do audio books as I am predominantly visual, and only very slightly auditory. My husband listens to Torah CD’s in the car during Sefirot and the 3 weeks, but I can’t; I have to concentrate on the content so much that it distructs me from driving.
        Actually, you can skip to the end; it depends on the reader you are using.
        Much love,
        D
        P.S. Back to the kitchen…

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      5. ShiraDest says:

        Yes, I know, but I hate hunting and having to go back later, and I also prefer reading, as I’m also visual. But I do like to listen while I cook or do dishes.

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      6. Ha! If I listen to a book while I cook, I’ll pour salt in desserts and sugar in pickles! I listen to music all the time, whatever I am doing, and I suffer during Sefirot and three weeks. We are supposed to aflict ourselves, though, so I am doing just that.
        Big air hugs,
        D

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      7. ShiraDest says:

        Ok, no salt/sugar mix-ups! Enough suffering!!
        Lots of extra safe air hugs!
        -s

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      8. ShiraDest says:

        🙂
        Much love to you, too!
        Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach!

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  3. That lecture was wonderful! Thank you so much for posting it, i am going to watch again and take notes.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Mimi; I am so pleased that you appreciate the lecture!

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  4. I agree – every day would be fine, although it is not always possible

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    1. Certainly, but we can strive for it. Thank you very much, Derrick.

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  5. Let’s try for a Happiness Year, we have earned it.

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    1. What a brilliant idea, dear Dorothy! I am not kidding: once the pandemic is over, let’s all petition the UN for a Happiness Year!

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  6. purpleslob says:

    Totally happy now, after singing along with Bobby!! Thanks for my daily dose of endophins!! ❤

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    1. We aim to please, my favorite purple person! 😻

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  7. Very positive post, Dolly. Have a wonderful day!
    Art

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Art! You too, have a great day!

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  8. Lulu: “If you’re worried, pet a dog.”
    Charlee: “Or a cat.”
    Chaplin: “We’ll make you happy!”

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    1. We agree! Thank you, guys!
      Meows and purrs from The Cat Gang.

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  9. Delicious!💓💫🎸

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    1. Thank you, sweetheart! 😻

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  10. Beautiful post here Friend. Through the hustle and bustle of life and the desire to do everything, we end up wearing ourselves out. For stress, I recommend a few things. First, start by putting God first, and begin your day with a prayer to God and a heart for God. God is able to orchestrate several things and he can use divine assistance to make our day easier. Second, we need to treat our body like a temple. Energy giving foods are a great resource. Thirdly, we need to take little breaks every now and then to refresh.

    The most important of these is God. When things get tough, we can always reach out to him for help. 

    The Bible says in Philippians 4:6
    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God”.

    God says in Jeremiah 29:11
    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”.

    If anyone reading is interested in building a relationship with God, I have a post on that here: https://christcenteredruminations.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/how-to-build-a-relationship-with-god/

    There is much more to know about God. I post frequently on my blog about topics related to God. You are welcome to follow my blog to keep up with my content.

    -All the best. May God bless you. 

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    1. Thank you so much, dear friend!

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