Is she pregnant or not?
This waiting game is rough.
I am reminded that anticipatory feelings are really not helpful — or reasonable. Why do humans insist on dragging a potential future event’s potential emotional impact into the present?
A dog reminds us how to just stick to the present moment.
But that is a tough lesson to learn - and relearn.
I imagine hearing Claire is not pregnant and I feel the feels — sadness, disappointment, discouragement — about something that has not happened! Totally unnecessary feelings that crowd out what deserves to be felt and experienced TODAY.
Excellent reminder that THOUGHTS drive feelings. And since thoughts originate in our heads, we get to control what Mental Channel plays in our minds.
Please pass that remote control.
And put on those super Lucky Socks. That, after all, is really all we can do about this today.