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What’s the mood?

Moods are funny things; they are a reflection of the way we are feeling. That feeling has a huge impact on the way we will perform in whatever thing we have to do. Have you ever been accused of being moody? I have, at different stages of my life.

As a child they told me I complained too much, my aunty used to call me the commissioner of complaints. I kind of liked the title because at least I was a commissioner, LOL! Over the years I have lived through good moods, bad moods, anxious moods, sad moods, happy moods, angry moods and so on. And then, there are the mood swings. Just like a roller coaster ride they take you up and down, round and round and from side to side. 

So what on earth does one do about their moods? I always thought that moods were all powerful and when they were triggered by some event, then just like a pack of stacked cards everything in me would fall under the sway of that mood. Well I am glad my thinking was wrong! 

Bob Marley sang a song with the opening lyrics, “Turn your lights down low…” he was singing about creating another kind of mood. Men trying to grasp the attention of the opposite sex always want to do things that create the right mood; purposefully taking actions to design a certain kind of atmosphere.

I can also think of people that do irritating things almost purposefully to get on one’s nerves. I find that apart from random things happening to bring a mood on, people can also take action to influence a mood too. I have learnt that instead of falling prey to the moods that arise due to circumstances, or the devices of other people, I can create my own moods.