Tuesday, June 01, 2010
This is a serious question...Does anyone know a trick to stop yourself from crying when you experience intense feelings of pride? My son is giving a speech in his public speaking class on Thursday as a tribute to me. I am afraid I am going to cry like a baby and not be able to stop. I will be embarrassed and so will he, I think.
I am one to experience such intense emotional feelings that it is hard to gain control of my reactions. Sometimes I feel like it is a curse, other times I think that it can put me into action. (Like compassion, excitement, or when there is some kind of tragedy it helps me to find a way to help) When I am sad, I am REALLY sad. When I am HAPPY, I am really happy, when I am excited about something I can't sleep the night before because it feels like it is always bubbling up to the surface with such exuberance, trying to be let free (Christmas eve for example) When I am proud of my children or even myself, it touches me so deeply that I can't help to react. Most of the time it is with a bucket of joyful tears.
Help me out, do you have any tricks??