Merry Meet and Merry Part, and Merry Meet again

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I Should Be Cranky (but I'm not)

I should be cranky, because I received a wrong-number phone call at 1:00 am last night. Couldn't get back to sleep for a while. I'm not cranky because my husband is out of town, and I slept in this morning.

I should be cranky because my husband is out of town. I'm not cranky because I can spend the evenings quietly without sharing my laptop or watching some awful movie....and I can eat beets, brussel sprouts, chicken livers, asparagus. For a week, I don't mind (too much) that he is away.

I should be cranky because I haven't gotten much work done on the wedding garden...it has been too rainy to plant and the beds are weedy. I'm not cranky because my brother weeded all the beds yesterday, and I still have time to get things planted.

I should be cranky because I have been trying to get through a copy of the I Ching  and find that it is beyond my "ken". I'm not cranky because I have so many other wonderful books, and I will give the I Ching to my son (who gave it to me in the first place). I am okay with not being able to understand EVERYTHING.

I should be cranky that we have had such awful weather...but I'm not...how could I be after all the terrible weather events lately, most recently the horrific tornado in Joplin MO. My little problems are paltry.



It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how things are in themselves.  The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.  ~Carl Jung

6 comments:

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Well it´s a good thing You´re not cranky anyway :-) :-)

I´ve heard about those tornados and I´m sure glad we very, very rarely have them over here!

Take care!
Christer.

mxtodis123 said...

Great post. It does depend on how we look at things. The mind is so powerful. There have been days that I leave the house for work and then wonder, "What did I wear this for? I look terrible." Then, I feel uncomfortable all day. But, it I hold my head up, smile, and believe in myself that I look great, my days goes along great as well.
Mary

Magic Love Crow said...

Hey Robin ;o) Yeh, I get to write to you ;o)There is always two ways of looking at things. I always try to look more on the positive side. Just like you said in your post ;o) For me, I waist more energy being negative! Have a wonderful day ;o)

Lady Caer Morganna said...

That is so true - it is all in the way we choose to look at things. For example, whenever I feel down or start to feel a little sorry for myself for what the reason, I just remember what my dad always says, "No matter how bad you "think" you have it, just remember that there is always someone else out there who, unfortunately, has it worse than you do!" I know he is right and then I stop acting so foolish.

My dad is the wisest man I know! ;)

Blessings to you,

Kim

Aine said...

Yes! I agree that allowing yourself to be cranky only encourages more crankiness. Although, with your husband gone for a week, he won't know if you've been cranky or not, and my lips are sealed! :) Sometimes I like to be alone so I can be whatever mood I am, but I do realize it does no good to be cranky and is much more beneficial to look at the bright side of life. The weather here is not good either and hasn't been in a while so we are all a bit cranky and craving the sun!

Mina said...

Wonderful post and so very true. Our reactions are so important to our own happiness. A wise path to follow.