Week Twenty Two – Everything In Moderation, Including Moderation

moderationMany years ago I was an agent for a major life insurance company. I won’t mention any names.


Dave, my sales manager told me, “Don’t get too depressed when you’re in a valley, and don’t get too excited when you’re at a peak.”

It was good advice. Commission only sales can be a thrill ride, just as scary and vomit inducing as any roller coaster that Six Flags or Disney has to offer.

Reading “The Scroll Marked VI” reminded me of my days of knowing that the weeks that I was on a roll would carry me through the weeks that were filled with, well, nothing.

“If I feel depressed I will sing.                                                                                                                If I feel sad I will laugh.                                                                                                                         If I feel ill I will double my labor.                                                                                                       If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.                                                                                                            If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.                                                                                          If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.                                                                                                If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.                                                                                   If I feel incompetent I will remember past success.                                                                          If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.                                                                                 Today  I will be master of my emotions.”

The angry winter weather has been a recent challenge.                                                         “Gee, I’m glad that my roof isn’t leaking like so many others.”                                                       Two weeks later. “Hey, is that a small wet spot above the window?”                                            The next morning after returning home from an overnight shift. “Holy shit! My bed is soaking wet. Oh, there’s water dripping from the ceiling light. ”                                                    Later that week. “Nice to know my insurance will cover everything.”                                           The next day. “No! There’s water dripping from the ceiling in the bathroom now?”

As a visitor to this blog last week said, “This too shall pass.”

Funny. My mom used to tell me that. And it always did.

So, I will “master my moods” and “I will control my destiny”, but  because of this, I may actually allow myself to be just a bit more joyful than usual.






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3 Responses to Week Twenty Two – Everything In Moderation, Including Moderation

  1. mkmmapattyloof says:

    Love this! Your dog photo made me laugh 😀

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  2. samuelkawa61 says:

    I Enjoyed your doggie smile. Peace, Hope your leak repair isn’t as costly like the national debt.

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  3. Valeska Harraud says:

    Terry, this scroll always challenges me….the first day we read it, on my second read, I burst out laughing because I had experienced three internal meltdowns already! You’ve got to keep everything in perspective! Love your attitude and your expanded consciousness….and…the great dog picture…. If it were human, it would be me.

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