I am grumpy this morning.
However, I’m going to refrain from dumping my grumpiness into the blogosphere, because…well, I don’t really see the point right now. All that might accomplish is spreading more grumpiness, and if you are not grumpy right now, I don’t want to infect you with my grumpiness. 🙂
Besides, I already wrote them down in my Gratitude/ Bummer section of my daily planner page…for reference, today’s had 4 “Bummer” bullet points compared to only 1 for “Gratitude”. Oops. I usually aim to list no more than 1 Bummer for every 3 Gratitudes. Oh well. Some days that’s how it goes.
You know what actually is kind of therapeutic for curing grumpiness? Looking up images on the internet that represent the word “grumpy”. Grumpy is a pretty funny word, and conjures up some entertaining facial expressions.
There’s the infamous Grumpy Cat, of course. His face is perfection:
Then there is the Dwarf, Grumpy, who is too cute to actually be grumpy!
Or, you can find an adorable grumpy baby on a blanket:
Anyway, grumpiness is relative, also. The reasons I am grumpy are exceptionally minor when I set them next to what is going on in Eastern Europe, for example. I am sure that people in Ukraine right now would gobble up my grumpy issues and be absolutely thrilled to trade places with me. ❤
Really, I’m fine. I’m just a little grumpy. I’m sure it will go away in a little while.
On a positive note, James Clear’s newsletter had some good ones this week.
“The more precisely you define the problem, the more easily you can find a solution.
“I feel bad” can have a million causes.
“I didn’t sleep much last night and I haven’t exercised in a week” has a very straightforward answer.”
Rabbi, physician, and philosopher Moses Maimonides on thinking clearly:
“Accept the truth from whatever source it comes.”
Source: Shemonah Peraqim
I am grateful that I’m in a safe place. And that my “problems” are really small potatoes right now.