A Glass of Merlot

My favorite red wine is Merlot.  A glass of Merlot served at the perfect temperature with a rose aroma and a sweet wood bouquet introduces a beautiful evening or a very satisfying night.

a glass of merlot

There will be moments in our lives when we just want to drop everything and breathe.  Sometimes, we are so frustrated with a particular thing, process, or even person that behind close doors we just want to scream.  But our actions are controlled by our emotions.  If we allow negative emotions to dictate our actions, in most cases they will encourage negative actions.  We know that once we carry out our actions, we can not undo them, we can only attempt to alter any negative emotions that arise from our negative actions.  If this does happen, then we are back to square one and the process repeats itself.

We need an outlet.  Something that’s positive in a controlled environment.  We need to be able to release our frustrations and other negative emotions.  It's always a good thing to just take yourself out of the scene for a moment and just feel the wind against your skin or hear nothing but silence in a room while you write or even daydream.  Take a walk in the park or go to the cinema with some friends or your companion.  I always say that if you don't take care of yourself, you are no good to anyone else.  You have to remain whole and at peace.  It may get difficult at times but just turn to the simple things.

For me, I pour a fine glass of Merlot and enjoy that one single glass the entire evening.  In every sip and swallow I enjoy the aroma and bouquet that glass of Merlot has to offer.  I allow that one glass to be therapeutic to me.  It's one of my many ways to relax myself and calm any negative emotions I may have.  It's my self prepared controlled environment that provides me with peace, extended class, and a touch of Croatia.

What is therapeutic to you? What keeps you grounded and calms frustration or any other negative emotion you may feel?

Shared over a cup of tea,

...From My Thoughts To Yours, Jamara