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Monday, December 30, 2013

The Simple Things

A couple days ago, I had a case of the crankies.  From the second I got up in the morning, I was in a craptastic mood for absolutely no reason at all. This mood resulted in me whipping a perfectly good $4 smoothie into the garbage when my kids started bickering over it (please don't tell my husband how much it cost). It also resulted in me cancelling plans with our friends for dinner because I just wasn't up to making conversation. I didn't have the energy to go running, even though logically I knew it would make me feel less grumpy. In fact, I didn't have the energy for pretty much anything.

The worst part about having a case of the crankies is that because there's nothing concrete causing it, it's hard to find a solution. Since there's nothing specifically making me feel sad, I start to get scared that maybe I'll forget to be happy.

But...

Then I wake up the next morning and even though the sun isn't shining, the world looks brighter.

And I get to go for a walk on the beach, my favorite place in the world (besides my bed, that is).

And I find a rock that looks like one of Henry Moore's sculptures:
 
And I find another rock that looks likes the face in Edvard Munch's The Scream:

And then I find this shell that looks like one of Picasso's faces:
 


And I realize that it's ok if some days are cranky days...because overall, I'm happy.

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