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?

3 comments:

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 Lynne 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.