Sometimes I am just plain GROUCHY.
It is NOT PRETTY, but it is TRUE and REAL.
Yes, I know. I don’t really have ANYTHING to be grouchy about. All my fundamental needs are being met. I have a wonderful job, a loving family, and this fantastic group of friends. I belong to an incredible church. And I live in a country where I am allowed to dream of possibilities and work to make them a reality. I am set. Life is good.
But that doesn’t stop me from having days where the grouchy feelings cascade over me, mind and soul.
And today is one of those days where I am a little worn out with it all. Seriously…
I’m sick of being single. Sick, sick, sick of being single.
I’m sick of hearing that my friends wished they knew a man who was worthy of me. (I mean, what IN THE HECK does that mean?)
I’m sick of failing to find the right balance between doing too much and being really tired of being still.
But mostly, I’m sick of listening to myself complain.
I am going to start thinking of things that make me smile. (Yes, I have probably seen The Sound of Music one too many times.)
I am going to think of things that are undeniably happy like…
Exploring the glorious Hill Country of Texas with my wide-eyed and totally precious nieces.
Waking to sunshine on a cool crisp spring morning.
Finding Van Morrison’s “Whenever God Shines a Light” when my ipod is on shuffle.
Absorbing the sites, sounds, and smells as one of my favorite bands take the stage at The Ryman Theatre.
Hearing spell-binding stories unfold as the Compassion bloggers report live on the ground in Kenya.
Enjoying a glass of wine on the beach as the sun sets with a close friend.
Watching one my best friends walk down the aisle before she marries the man of her dreams.
Now…what was I going on and on about before?
It’s your turn. Feel free to vent or share what makes you smile.