Monday, June 8, 2009

The Big, Green Jealousy Monster

Have you ever been going along, having a pretty normal, pretty okay day when all of a sudden the jealousy monster comes attacking you- rearing his flared green cranium and tearing at your soul's flesh with every talon on those nasty little claws?

I hate those attacks. They make my pouty lip come out of hiding. They make me a poor, pitiful petunia. They make this weird liquid emit from my optic region.

You know what else I hate? When the jealousy monster attacks you at the peak of your vulnerability. Why is it that we want things we can't have - knowingly setting up bait for the monster?

How do you fend him off? How do you not let him hurt you?


Shayla said...

when you find out...let me know...

Vanessa Swenson said...

honestly? i identify what the real problem is, see if there's anything that i can do in my life to adjust the situation. if there is, i cowboy up some courage to pull it off (i know, harder than it sounds). if there isn't? well, then i just try to let it go, which usually involves prayer. i mean, if it's not in my cards, it's not in my cards.
but i'm not gonna say that sometimes certain things don't hurt.

Kristie said...

Jealousy is so rough. I never thought I was a jealous person until recently. I felt like my insides were on fire. So stupid, but uncontrollable.