February Feelings – Sad
Welcome to today’s February Feelings post! Love that you’re sticking in here with me as I draw a random GROK card and blog each day this month. <3
Today’s feeling is Sad.
The dictionary defines sad as affected with grief or unhappiness. I feel sadness in my chest, like a pained heart. Tears gather in my eyes. The tip of my nose tingles. Sadness is an emotion of discomfort, and many times we run from it. “I’m fine. I’m FINE!”
We might feel sad when we lose something, or someone. We might feel sad due to life circumstances, or the behavior of people around us. We might feel sad from lack of sunlight, from unbalanced hormones, or from mental illness.
Sad is a prevalent feeling, and one society shames. We are told to turn our frowns upside down, to look at the bright side, to see the silver lining, to be grateful for what we’ve got. But living a fully engaged human life means making space for all emotions! Sadness is just as valid as joy!
When I feel sad, I can put my arms around myself, or place a hand on my heart, and use compassionate whispers-
I notice I’m feeling sad. It’s ok to feel sad. I’ll hold space for myself while sadness visits.
Thanks for reading! I wish you a day full of met needs and compassion. <3