Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Grumpy, grumpy, grumpy

I woke up grumpy. I woke up grumpy for no reason at all. I could find the reasons (the alarm went off right when I was sleeping, traffic was heavy, I had a long list of things to do, my hair had a mind of it's own today, and on goes the list), but I decided not to. That would have made me grumpier.

I jumped in the car and took my kid to school. He was just so darn chipper. He talked to me all the way to school and sang to me every song that came on the radio that he knows I like. Did he not notice how grumpy I was?

I dropped him off at school and then I stopped for gas. I went to the counter to pay for my fuel and the girl at the register had this huge smile and greeted me Good morning! She was polite and cheerful. Did she not notice how grumpy I was?

I walked out to my car and a man winked at me and said "Good morning! Oh, no, no...beautiful women shouldn't pump their own gas. Let me get that for you..." He opened my driver side door for me then proceeded to fill up the tank. What's with the niceness? Did he not notice how grumpy I was?

I was finally on my way when my phone rang. On the other end was...well...someone special. He was so gracious. "Breakfast?" How could he ask me to breakfast with this long list of important things he has to do today? Darn it, breakfast was great and the conversation was better. What's with the smiling and the sweetness? Did he not notice how grumpy I was?

I finally get to the office. Oh boy, I have to pay this forward. I realize that the people around me did notice I was grumpy and gave me all the love they could muster.

I am sure that everyone I encountered this morning could have been grumpy too, but they decided to change the energy around them by offering a positive and loving gesture to brighten up the day. So have I...

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