At the son's counseling appointment, he did an activity where he was supposed to be able to raise the temperature to his fingers through relaxation and meditation. Which he did. Until he looked at the clock and realized he would have been in lunch if he were at school and then he got SUPER STRESSED and was unable to let it go.
On Saturday he was wearing a Green Lantern shirt and I said that he would make a good Green Lantern because he had such a good imagination. He pointed out that he had no ring.
So when I walked into an eclectic card/stuff shop and saw green mood rings... it seemed like a two-stone no-brainer.
He was thrilled and set about trying to change the color by changing his mood. Kind of a backwards sdrawkcab way of using the mood ring. A doom ring, if you will. Ooh... I like it.
I got one for myself to. I figured since I had joined him in the world of super-anxiety, it might do me some good to.
At Quaker meeting I looked down after 40-some minutes of worship and saw that my ring had gone to the lovely purplish/blue shade that it is supposed to be when I am relaxed and happy.
When the son joined me for the last part of worship, his ring was amber/green, which is the unsettled/anxious color. So he relaxed and breathed and closed his eyes (which he NEVER does in meeting) and darned if he didn't turn the thing a lovely blue-purple.
I had a message near the end of meeting, and my ring went the amber/green/yellow shortly before the message arrived. Which makes sense from a physiological standpoint (I am nervous because I know I am about to speak), but it was still pretty cool.
Okay, the NEXT post will have info on medication.
Quaker, teacher, parent,