Sunday, October 9, 2011
Hungover with Healing Happiness
Turn Contacts into Connections!
I woke up this morning with an aching belly. It would seem entirely reasonable that this was the direct result of lacing Rhode Island calamari, focaccia bread, ribeye steak, spinach, mashed potatoes and whipped- cream topped bananas foster with wine, Italian blood orange martinis, lemon basil martinis and shots of pineapple upside down cake.
Considering the slight deviation from my normal water infused practically vegetarian lifestyle, I expected my body to be off center a bit. However, the ache in my belly this morning has nothing to do with what I put into my body. It is the result what came out of my body: hours of deep-rooted healing belly laughs.
In the morning, I had told a friend that the whole world is her friend, just waiting for the first hello to make the connection. We have the power to expand our circle of friendship infinitely when we open our hearts to give and receive love and light to the hearts of others. We intended to be a group of three, when we decided four would be more fun. I reached out to a new friend and she instantly agreed to meet us for dinner at Dominick's Steakhouse.
Our only agenda was to have fun and elevate each other's spirits. What began as an evening of four individuals with four different stories soon morphed into a magical moment of one soul. We began to laugh until we cried. In the process, others could not help but be drawn to our side. Laughter is the greatest healing elixir. Friendship is the greatest gift.
Sometimes you fear that when you share a friend, you risk losing your friend. That is scarcity thinking. Come from a place love and you will understand that when you make a new friend or share a friend, you have just expanded your own circle of happiness.
When I felt the pain in my stomach this morning, I knew it was more powerful than doing 1000 crunches. Laughter has changed my body on a cellular level. I felt whole and complete for I had turned a contact into a real connection and given my friends the greatest gift: a new friend.
Being Happy Healthy and Fit means expanding your circle of friendship by showing up with an open heart in the spirit of Love. A Happiness hangover is that lingering sensation vibrating from your heart reminding you that it is a world of abundance and bliss is now.