Oh boy I was grumpy. Things were just going wrong all day it seemed. I was crabby with the family. And my husband was crabby because he had a bad day. Then I realized I needed to take the book back to the library in the next town and it was due today. So after dinner, I grabbed the book and huffed into the car.
Part of the way there, I realized that I didn’t have to be grumpy. It could be a bad day and I still could choose to be happy. So I asked myself what would cheer me up right now and I turned on the music. After a couple songs, I started thinking about how I could be grateful.
I work from home and didn’t have to drive into the construction on my road till after the construction people left. I had a back up of my computer. I have a laptop AND a desktop computer. I have work. I am reading an engrossing book. I got to eat dinner earlier than expected when someone didn’t call that was supposed to. I got to help people in my coaching sessions. My family is healthy.
By the time I got back home my mood had brightened and I helped boost my husband’s mood too.
I want to keep remembering, I don’t have to be grumpy.