I don't take hormones either. If I get a little hot...I fan. :-) That's why
they're called 'hot FLASHES' :-) They're there...and gone. At least that's the
way they were for me. And I really haven't had a problem in any area...no depression, very few hot flashes. I guess you and I have been very blessed in
that area. But sometimes, I think a persons attitude has a lot to do with
the way they handle things.
In our home when our kids were growing up...we had what I referred to as the
"Dozen People Dying" story. One of our kids were always running in with a big
crisis...and when you'd see them come running in the room, you'd think they had
just heard on tv that the world was ending that day. One day, our daughter came
running in from town...and she was so excited she could barely talk. I put one
hand on each of her shoulders and I said, "Hold on! Is anyone dead or dying?"
She looked at me so funny...and said, "Well of course not!" I said, "Then whatever
it is...it can't be that bad...so tell me what's wrong." After she told 'her'
story, I said, "Kim, when you 'think' you have a problem, try to stop and think
of things this way....at that very minute...even in future events...when you
have a problem...there will be at least a dozen people within a 10 mile radius
of you that know they will probably not see 'tomorrow'...because they are on
their death beds and know it. So if you've 'broken a nail' or even had a little
fender bender...if your problem at that moment actually is minor...you can put
it into perspective by thinking of the dozen people dying." Our kids have talked
about the 'dozen people dying' story for years and talked about how much just
thinking of that has helped them.
My sister, before she retired, was Mayor of our little town...and one day she called
me because she was upset about something that she felt wasn't going well...and I
told HER the dozen people dying story and she said, "Oh thank you for telling me
that...I wish you had told me that story years ago, I can go on about my day now,
because "I" realize "I" don't even 'have' a problem. :-)
And on the weather...we've been in an early draught, too. I've been watering...
which here...is almost a full time job...and that old dry ground was just soaking
up the water faster than I could put it on. But we're expecting a good steady
rain all day today....yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. I can put on my creative
hat and play today. :-) Have a great day! kathryn