n: An ornament or small piece of jewelry thought to give protection against evil, danger, or disease.
I have one.
It mostly just sits around on the desk in my bedroom.
But there are some nights when I've been having a bad day. I'm just tired, worn out, frustrated over life.
And I'll see it there and put it on and it seems that for a moment all is right with the world.
Now I don't believe in "magical" objects. But I do believe in power.
Especially the power the mind has over the body.
It's become a bit of a joke for me to sit down at the desk, start complaining, see it there, put it on, and say, " oh yeah, now everything is going to be ok. This is just what I needed."
I am superwoman when I wear it. All is right in the world.
I feel like I have to be careful not to wear it all the time or it may lose its power over me.
I wear it just long enough to get that "I can do this now!" feeling.
Why do I feel so good when I put it on?
My amulet came from a race I did this summer.
I worked really hard training for that race.
But when the race was over, it was somewhat of a letdown. There was no immediate runners high for me. It was just over.
But each time I put on that
And if I did that, then I can do anything, right?
And its all in my head.
But that's where I really need the most power.
Because even though I'm not running long distances all day long, I am raising children.
And dealing with teenagers and the emotional issues that
And trying to keep a house clean.
And trying to improve myself a little each day.
So, its nice to have a little something that I can look at or wear to remind me of what I am capable of.
(And to laugh at myself as well.)
The mind is a powerful thing.