"A laugh is a smile that bursts!" ~Mary H. Waldrip
Those were the days; the days with continuous moments of accomplishment. The days that we celebrated the small milestones in our development, naturally, excitedly. The days that those surrounding us instinctively gave us a high five, and a hug at the completion of a small victory. The days that we lived in the moment, celebrated spontaneously, and easily loved ourselves. The days that we spontaneously and generously released oxytocin within ourselves, and those around us.
Those are the days that we can look back upon for inspiration into our future. Do you remember how you felt as a child when you accomplished something? Do you remember the excitement and joy when your friends/loved ones gave you that spontaneous hug of celebration? Do you remember how you felt when you gave that spontaneous hug to a friend or loved one? Maybe you still give them, and that is fantastic! Have you ever thought about the jolt of oxytocin that those moments gave/give you?
Last week I shared my gratitude for all of my friends and family who are supporting the opening of E3 Twin Ports, LLC. This week, I want to share something else that I am grateful for. I am grateful for the abundance of knowledge in my personal and professional life that has been sparked by TED Talks. Recently, I learned more about the science behind why hugs are so important in life...in the developing child, and in our adult lives as well.
If you have 16 minutes to learn more about the reasons why, you can click on Paul Zak's TED Talk.
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I encourage you to reflect upon your life, determine what your "stairs in the world" are, and choose how you will climb them. Then, celebrate your milestones!
How will you release oxytocin in your personal physiology today? I am empowering you to take that next step toward spreading wellness, by giving a spontaneous hug, and making this world a happier place!