A sunny and windy morning in Boston, I am sitting by a fire, thinking: Thanksgiving is time to say thanks to things and people we are grateful for in our lives. Have I ever said thanks to PMS – a longtime friend who’s been there with me through the ups and downs of life?
Never once. So today is a day I say, “Thank God I have PMS.”
I really mean it, and here are my top seven reasons why:
PMS makes me realize I am not perfect,
so I am much more tolerant of other people’s shortcomings nowadays.
PMS gives me an excuse to pamper myself.
I get to relax a little, ease off on the discipline, and indulge in shopaholism, chocoholism and a few other “olisms” once a while – luckily not alcoholism. I believe this is healthy for me. It helps me connect with my inner child.
PMS teachers me humility.
I realize even though I strive to be strong and exceptional, deep down I am still a child longing for love and affection.
PMS gives me an excuse to be alone.
When I put the “No Visitor” sign up, even just mentally, people leave me alone and give me space to rest and heal.
PMS teachers me much about myself.
I realize how strong I am. And I have the ability bring my mind and body back into harmony.
PMS gives me a convenient test in choosing a potential mate.
Marilyn Monroe said it the best, “If you can’t take my worst you don’t deserve my best.” I totally buy into that!
PMS helps me bond with over 1 billion women on the planet.
We may have different skin color, different educational backgrounds or occupations. But hey, we have one thing in common – we menstruate and share the ups and downs of being a woman. How cool is that.
So today I say, “Thank God I have PMS.” Is there anything else you are grateful for? Please share it by leaving a comment.