A Little Kick in the Pants…
This morning I was feeling a bit disgruntled about Winter while taking Katie to early morning sports conditioning. It was 5:54 am, cold and dark. I was super tired. Did I mention that it was cold, and so dark out?
I was griping to myself about how hard it is to deal with the start of winter. I had literally thought to myself, “There’s not much about winter to be grateful for at this moment.” Now that was a mistake.
It was as if someone had pushed a button on cue, that rush of heat. Yes, literally seconds after I wrapped up my little pity party about being cold on this early morning, a giant hot flash materialized. The next thing you know I was opening all the windows of the car to let IN the cold. (That’s a lot easier than peeling off layers of fleece while driving and holding a mug of hot tea.)
Seriously, it felt like an angel in heaven heard me complain, said “I’ll show you!” and then threw a lightning bolt of a hot flash at me just to teach me a lesson.
I was laughing the rest of the way home. Gratitude had given me a little kick in the pants…again.
The next time you find yourself in a “woe is me” situation, try to step back and look at it from a different perspective–one that’s influenced by gratitude. It’s not easy to do–sometimes we really enjoy those gripe sessions. I promise you though, you’ll feel better for it.
What do you think?