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October 16, 2008


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Renée aka Mekhismom

We all have those type of days. But we have to put it behind us and move on to the next. Dwelling will only further immobilize us.


We all have those days, don't we... and wish we could avoid having another one ever again! But that's not likely, I'm afraid, life being what it is.

Don't beat yourself up over it, ZMW! If you find it's happening TOO often, well, that's another thing, of course. But one day? Let it be!

One of my favorite prayers for the end of the day comes from the New Zealand Prayer Book. It's an especially good prayer for those days that just get out of hand!

it is night.

The night is for stillness.
Let us be still in the presence of God.

It is night after a long day.
What has been done has been done;
what has not been done has not been done;
let it be.

The night is dark;
Let our fears of the darkness of the world and our own lives rest in you.

The night is quiet.
Let the quietness of your peace enfold us,
all dear to us,
and all who have no peace.

The night heralds the dawn.
Let us look expectantly to a new day,
new joys,
new possibilities.

In your name we pray.

Zen Mama Wannabe

Renee - you're so right! Dwelling does just immobilize us. Sometimes I wish I could turn off that part in my brain - you know the part, where you get stuck in the wallowing groove and it plays over and over like a broken record.

LarkLady - what a beautiful and peaceful prayer. I especially like the part near the end about looking toward a new day - "new joys, new possibilities." I guess that is what I need to remind myself of. It certainly is a much more positive way to end the night!


I don't know how old you are, but I started feeling that way, more and more, I had my hormone levels checked and yep, menopause was on my doorstep. One year later, still trying to find just the right balance, my advice would be to have your o.b. test your blood, it couldn't hurt. I'm only 42. Even if your in perimenopause, depending on the individual the feelings can take over your days.
OR, it could have just been "one of those days."

Zen Mama Wannabe

Melinda - I don't know what it is - or what is the cause, but you are right: hormones affect a lot of things. Sometimes I forget that part of the equation. Maybe it was just "one of those days" - but sometimes I feel like I am experiencing more days like that than I should be (and that is the part that is a little worrisome). I am all for writing off a bad day; I just want to make sure it isn't something a little bit greater that may need tending to. Thanks for reminding me not to overlook this part too.

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