By Colleen O’Brien and Scooter Killary
Dynamic duo Scooter and Colleen here. Since us Chrysalis caterpillars have to stick together, we wanted to share a message of hope. This may be a difficult time, but we can not give up. We can stay healthy and hopeful by putting time aside for things that make us smile, give our lives meaning, and keep us active.
Humor is very helpful during hard times. How can you add humor in your life? First, don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself and silly things that happen in your day. Be on the lookout for humor in your everyday life. Second, include things in your day that make you laugh like a funny movie, show, or video. Whatever flips your switch! Third, add humor into your everyday conversations. By adding jokes to your conversations, you are spreading joy to other people.
Animals are also a way to find hope during this time. Be on the lookout for critters on your walks, drives, or even out the window. Seeing animals in the wild is a great way to focus on something other than yourself, connect with nature, and can be something to look forward to in your day.
Taking a walk outside can be a great way to see other people and critters. This change of scenery and exercise can be a great distraction and can improve your physical and mental health.
Alright Chrysalis Caterpillars, we hope this was a reminder to find what makes you smile and do more of that.