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How to keep your spirits up


Annette Maynard-Watson

How to keep your spirits up

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The ding-dong of the church bell pierced the atmosphere when Ms Sorrow’s vehicle pulled into the car park.
Unexpectedly, around 7:30 a.m., the telephone rang, she spoke in a soft voice and then burst into tears.
Earlier, the security guard witnessed when she dashed into her office and yanked the timetable from her drawer and perused it. Suddenly, piles of hurt enveloped her eyes which seemingly complemented her face.
Alas! Her foundation was rocked as the caller exposed her deception. This made her most unhappy and losing this happiness was devastating.
Being consumed with sadness is wrecking the lives of many people. Therefore, my key will unlock how to “reclaim happiness with silent doctors” because jovial people always accomplish more. 
Daily, I am totally amazed at the number of people entrusted with positions of authority who are walking around with some very sorrowful, empty and confused faces. They seem to be overburdened because of many challenges which may include unreasonable deadlines, internal conspiracy, unbalanced allocations, having a very low self-esteem and being unable to make just decisions because of nepotism, favouritism and fear. 
Since we are surrounded with these imperfections, we must avoid losing our self-worth, conscience and confidence to these flaws because it detaches us from nature. When we are detached from nature we definitely lose ourselves. We can do self-examinations today to check our conscience.
If we score low, it means that we have allowed our occupation, family or friends like Ms Sorrow to cause us to lose happiness.
To regain happiness I propose the following:
We must search for our creative areas of competency and develop them. I love cooking so I entertain my family by making surprise meals.
Try dried Barbadian silent doctor golden apple and lemon grass leaf tea or guava, tamarind and beet juice. Include salmon, spinach, avocado, pistachios, oatmeal, walnuts, watermelon, strawberries, bananas, sesame seeds and vegetarian chocolate products in your meals. 
Go out with friends and “crack” jokes and laugh. Hug someone you love, sleep more, sing a song, make positive plans, plant a medicinal plant and nurture it. Try going back to those childhood days and teach the youth cultural dishes like breadfruit cou-cou with holistic red herring gravy. Drink a green coconut from the shell.
Empower yourselves by having a chat with the Creator. Walk the beach barefooted and repeat “I am bubbling with happiness” and release negative energy through employing forgiveness.
Remember: “Rejoice in the Creator always: and again I say, Rejoice” (Philippians 4:4). I hope you are smiling now.
• Annette Maynard-Watson, a teacher and herbal educator, may be contacted via [email protected] or by telephone 250-6450.
• DISCLAIMER:?It is not our intention to prescribe or make specific claims for any products. Any attempts to diagnose or treat real illness should come under the direccton of your health care provider.

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