Ever have one of those days? You know, the kind where even the beautiful weather doesn’t seem to lift your mood? Dr. Suess has a book called, “My Many Colored Days”. By his definition, I’m actually have a brown day (that’s the crabby kind) But I think calling it a blue day as well fits.
It started yesterday. (So I guess it is actually ‘2 of those days’) I keep waiting to feel myself being lifted out (and heaven knows I have wonderful people in my life who have tried) but, so far it isn’t passing.
I have had moments of joy – watching the kids run and jump and play outside for the first time in what feels like a million years. Having great chats with old friends…and with new ones. The very fact that it is in the 70’s outside is divine. But, when I’m alone, I go right back to feeling irritable and crabby.
I think I can safely say that the source of my crabbiness comes down to two words: entitlement and inconsideration. I am highly offended by both. And when these traits manifest in people I care about or worse, when people I care about actually possess these traits but have been masquerading as kind, considerate people, I am turned a little topsy-turvy.
I am blessed to have friends who remind me to ‘Let them be’…and to remember that I can not ‘measure others by my yardstick’.
Here’s hoping for a bright red evening and a hot pink tomorrow!