Let it out

Today is a gray, rainy, dreary day – but I’m in a really good mood.  I had a very centering meditation this morning, ate a yummy and healthy breakfast (peanut butter and banana on whole wheat pita, string cheese stick, milk, hot tea), went to a yoga class that completely kicked my butt and made me laugh (ashtanga primary series), and went to an organic market where I purchased some new foods to try (I find experimenting fun).

However, not everyone’s spirits are high today.  In the market, I passed by a small girl in a stroller.  She was probably three years old, and held her head in her hands, like she absolutely could not believe she had to face another day:

After a few moments, she straightened up slightly, and then made a face:

And she didn’t make this face to get attention, or to be ‘cute’ – indeed, I don’t think she even knew that anyone was looking at her. I think she made the face because she felt like she had to; she just had to release the tension and the angst that was within her in some way – and instead of screaming or crying (or working or drinking), she chose a safe-yet-effective way to just get it all out.

After a few moments, the little girl put her hands in her lap, sat up straighter, breathed in and out deeply, and then smiled slightly. Ah, relief.

What a wise little yogi. 🙂


About Stef

A "serious" gal who is trying to remember to lighten up and smile.
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4 Responses to Let it out

  1. haha…. wow looks like the world is changing 😉 even 3 year olds hate to wake up and see another day…. btw, it’s great that you had an awesome day! 🙂 hopefully the streak keeps going..


    • Stef says:

      Some days life can be tough, no matter our age. Fortunately, my past several days have been delightful. 🙂 Thanks for the well-wishes; I hope you enjoyed your day as well!


  2. Touch2Touch says:

    I’m not usually much of one for “the wisdom of babes” — but this one really struck home.
    Next time I feel like that, I’ll try making a face! :-0 Bleah! (like Snoopy says sometimes)


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