I’m feeling a little tired and grumpy this morning. Mmm, that’s perhaps an understatement. It’s tempting to just whine and complain: I’m not sleeping….I’m all stressed…. But, Ally at the Spectacled Bean had a great post this morning about the rules you live by.
My personal rules include saying Please and Thank You. I was certainly taught that as a child but I’ve also become really sensitive to people around me demanding things. Come here, stand there, give me that… I try to be very conscious of saying Please and Thank you, and meaning them.
But her first rule, “Arrive pre-amused” struck a chord with me. My attitude lately has been more along the lines of “Arrive assuming it’s going to suck.” Attitude matters. Most of the time you can’t change the world around you – but you can change your attitude about it. It’s not as easy as it sounds. What’s the line? Assume the worst? Either you’ll be pleasantly surprised or proven correct. It feels so much easier to assume the worst it but sure as hell doesn’t make life any easier or make me feel happier.
Other personal rules? I’m not sure. I’ll think about that. What about you?