As I was happily setting a sunny summer table …….. arranging sunflowers in a clear vase and slicing lemons,
I was thinking of emotions. Arranging sunflowers, humming a happy song and……. thinking of emotions?
Seriously Emotions? Yep emotions………………………. sigh.
Emotions are beautiful things!!
They are a big part of what make us human and enable us to feel alive.
Emotions will lead you on a wild ride if allowed to be in charge.
They keep changing, fickle as they always have been. You really can’t trust them
when making life changing choices.
Emotions cause us to fall head over heels in love …… then emotions take us on a downward journey
to hate not love the person or thing we used to love.
Emotions tell us our happiness depends on a person, new car, a different home with new furnishings.
When the new wears off, our emotions tell us those things aren’t making us happy anymore.
Then we look for a new toy,new things, new hobbies, new relationship etc. etc. etc.
The sooner the better to learn …… don’t always trust emotions to lead us to the happy place of life.
Perhaps, I’m a slow learner ….. I admit it …. I have let my emotions be my guide and what chaos that created.
Don’t ever trust the phrase … “just go with your feelings” ….. at least not until you give careful consideration
… ahem ………..…. using your head.
While thoughts can lead emotions to be wild and reckless, you can give yourself permission to not act
impulsively until you take time to weigh the matter with logical thinking.
As I’m setting a sunny summer table …… arranging sunflowers in a clear vase …… slicing lemons and oranges
I’m going to throw caution to the wind …….
and give myself permission to go with this happy emotion. Name cards, gingham napkins,
cheerful plates like the sun, lemons and sunflowers……… make me very happy.
and that’s a good emotion.