Yeah, I know that’s not a word, but that’s what my emotions feel like sometimes. When my emotions want to rule me, especially when they want to take me down and leave me in a pit, I have two options… (aren’t I always talking about two options?) I can either let the emotion take over or…
I can remind myself that I will not be defined, and my day won’t be dictated, by the emotion or emotions I am feeling. Feelings are very important, but too often it is easy (or in my case sometimes, just plain lazy) to work to overcome my feelings. If I live by just my feelings then I will be almost useless for anything else because my emotions can have me high in the sky happy or down in the depths depressed and swinging back and forth can drive me crazy.
Sometimes I think I’d like to be a machine, in the emotional department at least. Let’s dial 7 for happy, please; no, let’s change that to a 5 for okay; or am I supposed to be a 6, surprised… Hmm, maybe I’ll write a sci-fi story about this :-).
So whatever you’re feeling or not feeling, here’s to hoping we can all gain a little extra perspective today and everyday and let’s focus on someone or something else and take a moment to appreciate all we have. My heart and prayers go out to those that are being persecuted, sick, alone, hungry, lost, and struggling!