I really think I have issues with the moon.
The full moon, that is.
I can be having a great ‘ole week, and next thing you know, I’m grumpy, overly sensitive, fearful, insecure, can’t sleep and want to throw all of my good intentions for 2016 out the window. Sounds like PMS, doesn’t’ it?
This syndrome is also accompanied by stark realizations that everyone else is thinner, more talented, has their act together, walks their dogs and never screams at their significant others.
It’s not good. I should be able to stay in bed with the sheets up over my head until it’s over, shouldn’t I?
You’re not buying it either, are you?
So while I was trying to avoid the emotional puddles of external dramas (as mentioned in this week’s video), I was also trying to navigate the discord in my own soul.
I’m reminded of the scripture, “Anxiety in the heart causes depression (and the consumption of McDonald’s french fries), but a good word makes it glad.”
(I added the french fries part.)
But the good word came from my friend, Renee, who was patiently listening to my rant via e-mail. It saved me from thinking I was (as she has taught me to say in Yiddish), “meshuganah” (strange, eccentric, irresponsible, crazy).
“Could it be the full moon?” she asked sweetly.
The moon! An answer! A reason for my moodiness. Something to hang my hat on that doesn’t make me MORE crazy!
And that’s how a good word turned a bad day around.
Sometimes you may not be able to change the circumstances, but if you can at least understand what they ARE, it aids your sanity. (It did for me, anyway.)
More musings on harmony and the new WOW!:
So INSPIRATION it is!
What inspires YOU?