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