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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Emotional Ups and Downs


I love the shapability of the Texas Sage bush. Laura asked the guy to give us space to park a car, so Sage north was skinned and must repair itself over the next few weeks, and its natures way, it will.

I have always been subject to times of exhilaration and times of depression. Since I only live in my own head I cannot say this is the norm for everyone. My levels of joy, and curiosity, and humor, and interest in things around me are wonderful, but now and again I seem to lose my mojo, and my desire to read, and the joys of life seem far away.

I have learned to live through them without committing myself to therapy or dispair. My attitude is..."this to shall pass" and it does. We had some family discussions about this streak of meloncholy that seems to run in my ancestral line.

Yesterday I made two difficult visits to sweet saints in hospice, both near the point of leaving this realm, and I admit it gets me emotionally to see such frailty and suffering and waiting for release sometimes way past what one would think is reasonable. I always wonder why some people have such a hard time keeping their body systems living, and some have a hard time getting their bodies to release them.

So....I take the good times with the bad, and it all evens out to a blessed life.

1 comment:

Kansas Bob said...

I like what Rick Warren says:

“Rather than life being hills and valleys, I believe that it’s kind of like two rails on a railroad track, and at all times you have something good and something bad in your life. No matter how good things are in your life, there is always something bad that needs to be worked on. And no matter how bad things are in your life, there is always something good you can thank God for.”