A lot of you had some great responses and great advice to my post about being grumpy (see “Grumperina!” below.) I just wanted to thank you all so much for your encouraging words. I am still researching my options. As for the immediate, I am reading a lot of scripture on managing my moods and have found a few verses particularly helpful.
Psalm 4:4 “Be angry and do not sin. Meditate within your heart, on your bed, and be still.”
Psalm 103:8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in mercy.”
Sometimes scripture is the best thing to really minister to the heart. And I am positive I will find more from God’s word that will help me with my other moods.
On the other hand, while I think going to the Doc for a lot of things is a great idea, I don’t think I’ve gotten to that point with my situation at this point. I admit I may be in a little denial too, but it’s really not that bad, I am still functioning, I’m just a little more hampered at times. Maybe the whole point is to take care of it now before it gets to the point where I need to go to the big Doc. But anyways…I’m looking at a few natural substances 5-HTP, and SAMe. I actually tried some SAMe, but I’m not sure if I’m willing to deal with weird side affects like stomach aches and loss of appetite. I’m not sure if that is an actual side affect or just a coincidence either.
So, again, thank you all for your advice, I really appreciate it. Thank you for listening to a lot of my drivel…I really am thinking out loud here. Keep praying for me, and I will keep you updated.