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For the past day or two, I’ve woken up on the ‘wrong side of the bed’. When I am in a bad mood, almost everything seems wrong.
This morning, Steve’s conversations with our dog and cat seem louder and more irritating. Our cat ( actually my daughter’s cat we’ve been babysitting for two years) peed on my bath mat. Every other phone call seemed to be a telemarketer and my coffee tasted like sludge.
Nothing was right, I was miserable. I felt like running away from myself.
While cleaning out my basement, I found an old activity book from my daughters’ childhood. Besides dot to dot, and mazes, it contained an activity called “Find what is wrong.”
One picture illustrated a content family doing stuff in the backyard. Dad grilled, and Mom pulled weeds, while kids kicked a ball. Fun stuff. But a closer look revealed a missing rope on the swing, a bird flying with only one wing and an upside-down tree.
This activity made me think of myself. My foul moods become reinforced when I look for what’s wrong. It’s no surprise that when I look for what’s wrong, I find it.
I decided to stop looking for what is wrong. Instead, I looked for what is right. Here’s what I discovered:
Every day from my office window, I watch people play disc golf in the park across the street. My thoughtful adult daughters check-in by text or phone almost daily. Reading fascinating books about human behavior and writing stories is my job! Steve serves me coffee every morning and is the greatest man I have ever known.
Not every day is perfect. Irritations, disappointments, and pain are part of my life, but above all, I am living the dream. In fact, my life looks fantastic when I start looking for what is right.
How’s your day going? Are you in a funk? Are you looking for what’s wrong? If so, try looking for what’s right. I bet your day will get better too.