Man in the Moon

This needs to be mine:

Come here, my pretty… πŸ™‚

It’s totally me, eh? I loooove the moon – and, if I had a dollar for every hour I spent sitting outside year round watching the moon, well…I’d be writing this post from my beach villa in Bali, no joke. I’m ALWAYS out moon-gazing…it’s kind of my thing. πŸ™‚ As an educator, needless to say that over the years I’ve noticed how different phases of the moon affect children (same thing with wind: a windy day + young children = extreme hyperactivity and crappy attitude, no joke!)…and I believe that I’ve picked up on changes within my own mood as well. As far as moodiness goes, I’m pretty even keeled (for the most part) – I don’t get bitchy or moody during Shark Week (AKA when Aunt Flo comes to town), I’m not a grump in the morning (the exact opposite, actually – I’m so damn cheerful, pleasant, and sweet that it’s nearly sickening), and I’m not generally a moody person. If I do get in to a funk, it’s pretty much always with good reason – somebody hurt my feelings, I’ve squabbled with someone (which rarely happens – I ain’t much of a squabbler, either), I’m upset or feeling badly about something that I’ve said/done/not said/not done…that sort of tomfoolery and hijinks. I don’t get moody just for the sake of it- I know those people, and they frighten me. What frightens me even more is the way that the rest of the world humors and indulges them. 😦

Back to the moon! There is no denying that full moons can bring out something entirely different in regular people – hospital workers notice an increase in odd behaviors during the time of the full moon, and police officers could entertain you for days with tales of naked perps and their antics when the moon is full. There are people who will claim to feel friskier and more randy during the time of the full moon (although they are probably horn-dogs 24-7-365 and are just looking for a rational excuse…no judgmentΒ πŸ˜‰ ), while others claim to be as full of energy as the night sky is full of light. Have you ever noticed that you feel differently during full moon time? For me, the sight of that brilliant orb in the night fills me with feelings of potential and possibility, like I could do anything and everything when the moon is full. I feel that somehow I have more than just the standard 24 hours in the day, and I always tend to get so much accomplished at work that it’s not even funny! πŸ™‚ I wish the moon was full every day! πŸ˜‰ (so does my boss, I’m sure)

The full moon also makes me feel reflective, and I tend to look back on those that I have loved and lost over the years. It makes me feel inspired to take care of the people that I have in my life, and carefully welcome new people in to join my circle…although I seriously need to be more careful with this one. For whatever reason, if there is a batshit crazy person nearby, they are going to think that I’m the bomb-diggity and torment/stalk me forever more. It’s gross. 😦 Full moon times leave me feeling motivated to love, treasure, and cherish those around me, to show them and tell them every day how very much they mean to me – and to shower them with love like the light pouring down from the sky. I should do that every day, though…and not just when the moon is full. We all should, don’t you think? Life is far too short to assume that our loved ones know we care for them – let’s all show them and tell them every single day. πŸ™‚

And…while we’re at it, let’s show some love to ourselves, too. So many of us are our own worst critics, and we are SO hard on ourselves. Let’s learn to celebrate all of the good that’s around us…and the great that’s within us. Give yourself a break, and treat yourself well. I think I may start by ordering that divine moon ring for myself. πŸ˜‰




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