Daily Archives: October 16, 2017

Gratitude

Gratitude

I was reminded recently about gratitude and how it can help during times of Restlessness.

Monty-Summer Thanksgiving That’s Summer and Monty in the picture; I love Monty’s face and overwhelming gratitude that he is going to share in our Thanksgiving feast.

My pups get a treat every night at 8:00. They expect it and my pup Cooper knows how to tell time. At 7:59, you get the stare. If you haven’t moved to pick up his Kong by 8:00, he will take his paw and tap your leg, just in case you didn’t know what time it was. He expects it but is still grateful. When you hand him his treat, he bounces to the den like he has just won the Lotto. Every time. Okay, I’m projecting, he probably doesn’t have gratitude but you know what I mean.

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Transcending a Mundane Life Into an Inspired One.

Repeating Patterns of behavior

Restlessness

Your Soul’s Cry for Change

I read a shampoo bottle once that had instructions to lather, rinse and repeat.  I remember thinking how dirty would your hair have to be if you had to wash it twice?

I decided it was a good ploy on the part of the shampoo company to double the shampoo use per user and increase sales without having to increase the customer base.  What a marketing strategy.

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Restlessness-Your Soul’s Cry for Change

Restlessness

Your Soul’s Cry for Change

This is my first blog. Not really sure how it works. I’m hoping that people can respond and write how they feel about restlessness and how they overcome it.  I have the first few chapters drafted. I’m wondering if I’m the only one that goes through periods of restlessness.

Have you ever had a feeling of restlessness that snuck up on you seemingly out of the blue? Even when things were going great in your career and relationship? This feeling happens to me more times than I can count and seems to pop up every five years, give or take a year. For me it is a nagging feeling deep within that tells me something is missing, that there is some empty part of me that needs a refill. In the past, my response would be to roll my eyes and admonish my feelings. Poor you, you have a great job and a loving spouse. I can see why you feel unsatisfied and unfulfilled. Suck it up buttercup. Boot-straps young lady or get over yourself already. There are millions of people that would trade your life in an instant. After being properly berated and my life put back into perspective, I would shake it off and continue business as usual. Unfortunately, business, as usual, doesn’t last long. Like a scene from Fatal Attraction. “I won’t be ignored Dan!,” the feelings shout back.” The sense of uneasiness, while subtle at first, intensifies and my mindset shifts from great happiness and joy to frustration and misery.
Does this happen to anyone else? What do you do to tame the beast?

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Thank you.

Joyce Kostakis