Daily Wisdom Words


Have you taken your temperature today?  When I ask if we’ve taken our temperature, I am referring to how we measure our moods and emotions.  I don’t think we do enough temperature taking to know where we stand emotionally and physically.  We are not internal enough to know whether we will react or respond.  It is very important to take our temperature many times a day.  This will reduce impulsive comments based on feelings we have inside that may conflict with others we interact with.  This includes our children.

We should always be measuring our patience levels, our internal mood, and emotions.  I am the first to admit that I don’t always take my temperature for mood, emotions, or internal peace.  Peace requires us to be taking our temperature and if it is over normal, to do something about this.  When we are sick, we take our temperature.  Once we do, if we have one, we take aspirin or Tylenol. If we don’t do this, and our temperature continues to rise, we could potentially end up in the hospital.  There are consequences when we don’t feel well if nothing is done to help us with the symptoms. 

The same is true when we are not aware of our temperature emotionally.  For example, we wake up late.  We miss the bus and see it as it is driving away just as we get there.  We call an Uber we can’t afford to make it to work and are still late.  How much has our temperature mentally risen from the stress?  Let us take a look at the definition of temperature.

Webster Definition of temperature-1.  The degree or intensity of heat present in a substance or object, especially as expressed according to a comparative scale and show though a thermometer or through touch, it is higher than the comparative normal temperature.  

Daily Wisdom Word Definition of temperature-a method of taking enough time to internally register our moods, positive or negative thoughts and emotions.  

Our temperature mentally, physically and emotionally should be something we are aware of.  There are consequences with reactions to another, and it is easy to sense someone’s mood, oftentimes prior to the person being self-aware.  This causes us to make poor judgement calls and interactions that could have been avoided by a five minute walk, making a quick gratitude list or removing ourself from the situation until we adjust our mood and emotional temperature.  Thanks so much for reading.  Samantha LeBoeuf/Daily Wisdom Words

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