I am sitting on the living room couch, diagnosis relaxing. I figured that this would be a good time to write because my little man is sleeping in our room and the living room is quite toasty.

I am  Relaxing, sipping my Starbucks coffee, listening to Pandora on my phone (I really like the singer/songwriter stations… especially when I hear James Taylor or MICHAEL BUBLÉ!), and writing. I am feeling pretty content right now.I just wish I knew the reason why. Can we seriously duplicate this feeling?

Part of me wonders if it is because life is starting to seem like it is looking up again. My husband has an interview for a possible new job tonight. Although I know that he is the best man for any job, I am not going to get my hopes up, only because I don’t want to be crushed if something falls through.But, to ease your mind, I will write to let you know what happens after my wonderful husband lets me know how it went.

I have learned that emotions are more than just a feeling. Your emotions can either make you or break you. While external things affect your emotions, your emotions affect your entire being. They affect how you function physically, your immune system, and even your heart.

How can you prove that?

Have you ever been in a stressful situation? Did you feel your heart beating in that moment? Was it racing? How was your breathing? Did you sweat?

We all react differently to the stimulation around us. Sometimes just hearing something sad or frustrating stresses me out. “It isn’t a situation that I can control, so why does it bother me so much?” I am sure you have felt that way also.

How can we best handle some of the stuff that happens in our lives? I say get rid of it. If you can’t get rid of it, get away from it. We all need a place we can go to in order to relax. Where can we go? A special room, a special project, meditate, pray, or a bath (CALGON, take me away!). Take some time for yourself. My writing is my me-time.

Hoping to keep my “calm”,

Megan A.K.A. “Mom”