having a moment



Last night, I had a moment. One of those moments that, even in the midst of it, I recognized was ridiculous and overblown and exaggerated. Which made me feel even worse about having the moment at all. Because if I'm going to have a moment, shouldn't it be over something significant and worthy of the fuss? Yet there was this little voice in my head saying, "Just let it out. Let yourself cry a little and stew in emotion and be petty. Let yourself feel this, so you can work through it and move on." So I did. I cried and fussed and indulged my selfish jealousy. And then I was done.

But I still felt a little silly, for having that moment at all. Until I read the Daily Om reflection over lunch, and remembered that moments like that are okay. So now, today, I am thankful for the kind words and comforting perspective that reflection offered - as if Someone knew I needed just a little bit of affirmation and encouragement after a difficult night.

Where I am: home
What I'm reading: Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

Comments

Good on you for going with the moment and allowing it to be just that.
Those DailyOM affirmations can be uncannily accurate, no?
Lee said…
I am such a fan of the DailyOM reflections! Some days, the words are helpful wisdom to file away...but then, other days, it is the smack-upside-the-head that I need in that moment. I also appreciate the contemplativeness of them - it seems like they're written in a way that's open for all faiths (or non-faiths). I always look forward to reading them. =)

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