Saturday, July 11, 2020

Moods Are Like Outfits

Huh? you respond.   Both are changeable on the outside,  can be adapted for any occasion, are usually appropriate to the occasion and definitely subject to others' approval.   Or not for such as a wedding.

The bride wears the white, usually.  It's an old love and she/he are getting married and you are by no means best not to show your angst by wearing old fashioned jet black mourning apparel and asking the groom for a lock of hair to be made into a brooch while the groom and the best men await the bride's arrival.  The sight of a groom apparently getting a hair cut at this moment would certainly provoke post-ceremony conversation.

So it's not a question to ask yourself:  "What would Queen Victoria have worn?"  In the Victorian Age for mourning they swathed themselves (the ladies) from head to floor in black veils that fell all the way over their shoes.  Don't do it. You've got the rest of the year to wear black outfits all day, every day.  The Victorians did.  Show the world your love then but not  at the wedding.

This outfit analogy  is applicable to one's mood, too.  Want to have a good day?  First thing when your eyes open on a new day, remind yourself, "I am going to have a good day today - I am the  only  one who controls my moods and I will be in a great one today.  Time to get up and get going on it."  Heave yourself out of bed and go have a great day!

Works for me.  Mind over matter?  And you can make it happen for you.  It's such an easy thing to do.  Just like changing outfits for every occasion.

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