Lucky Blessing Challenge #26- A Lucky Blessing is Emotions.
I have to tell you a story. One day I was laying in bed (like I do a lot) and Darin was introducing himself to a new aide. It made me think of the movie “Guardians of the Galaxy.” So I said “I am Groot!” We all laughed for awhile. So when I start crying, I think or the girls say, “I am Groot, I am Groot.” Then I do what the girls call “Claugh,” a mixture of cry and laugh. Ever since the stroke, I really can’t control my emotions. When I’m sad, I cry. When I’m exited, I cry. When I’m mad, I cry. Sometimes I just cry spontaneously for no good reason. When people talk about crying, I cry. (Don’t tell me I cry a lot, even though its true!) When someone talks about my kids or husband, I cry. When I try to sing, I cry, mostly because the song sparks some emotion, but a lot of the time I feel bad I can’t sing alto like I used to. I used to sing loud and proud! Now with limited lung capacity it just restrains my range and sound. So now I just mouth the words to stay in control. (I have a love-hate relationship with music right now!) I cry when someone says, “You’ve been through a lot, good job” but hey, who wouldn’t? (I have a little pity party.) “I am Groot” is my trigger, all during the wedding pictures, Darin said “You smile evenly when it’s a natural smile” (I was worried about having a crooked smile,) so I was thinking funny thoughts the whole time. I do laugh when something is funny. And I laugh, and laugh. (A little too long!) Thats about it for my gamut of emotion. Be thankful for your wide range of emotion. How would life be with no emotion? (It’s a window to your soul.) You have been blessed with large amounts of emotion, and you are able to control them! Be Happy, I am Groot!