Good afternoon Friends!
What a positive, optimistic, glass half-full (of Captain Morgan, no less!) blog title, eh?
It’s just one of those ugly kinda days. The sky is gray. And not a gorgeous chevron-striped pillow type of gray either. The dismal kind. Frizz-inducing misty rain is coming down. It’s cold. But it’s not cold. Not cold enough to make you look outside and say to yourself, “Ah, that darn Winter! Oh, well! Let’s stoke up the fire and drink some spiked hot chocolate!” No. It’s more like, “Do I wear a sweatshirt or coat? Oh, WHY did I dry that sweatshirt on high?! And my coat makes me look like the Michelin Man’s fat cousin, May.” And did I mention I’m bored? Not the type of bored where I get all motivated and start home organizational projects. Nah. The type of bored where I stare out the window at the gray, misty, cold day and bitch about how bored I am. Functional, ain’t I?
Okay. Moment over. Time to regroup.
That’s the kind of grump I am. I verbalize and then I move on. Now, if you’re the unfortunate recipient of my verbalization then it may induce you into a grumpy mood in which case, we must part ways. Because from one grump to another, we’re no fun to be around. But, maybe you’re the type to cuff someone on the shoulder and say, “Snap out of it! Now let’s go get Buster Bars at DQ!” Then, then we can hang. And we all get our turn to be the one or the other.
So which are you? Do you find yourself falling into the well of self-pity when you’re around people who suck the air out of the room? Or do you encapsulate your spunky little spirit in protection and weather the grump storm?
I am a firm believer in acknowledging the crap and then moving far, far away from it. I do not like to wallow in it because it makes you, well, stink. It’s crap, people. The fact is, we all get grumpy. It’s how you pull yourself out of it that defines you. My plan? I’m going to have that hot chocolate with a healthy spill or two of Kahlua and dive right into catching up with Game of Thrones. Yep, functional.
Happy Saturday, yo.