When You'd Rather Go Back to Bed

September 28, 2015

It’s a gray Monday morning. It’s still hot and humid. My Tampa Bay Rays are playing the last few games of their season, trying to avoid being last in their division. It was too cloudy last night for me to see the lunar eclipse, which I had been looking forward to. Today I just feel generally grumpy. I have plenty to do, but I’d rather go to bed with a stack of books.

On days like this, I remind myself that these are not real problems. Having no place to sleep and not enough to eat, those are problems. But when I feel grumpy, it doesn’t make me less grumpy to be told I have no reason to be grumpy. Instead, I’m kind to myself, working into my day some of the simple pleasures I love most. For instance, today I’m enjoying:

A Pumpkin Spice Latte, purchased with the last of a gift card from my son.

A good cuddle with her:

And her:

A literal stack of books from my library (I went overboard on the hold requests):

Into every life, gray Monday mornings fall. We can weather them better if we have a few simple pleasures easily available to fortify us. What are some of your favorite ways to cope with a gray Monday?

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  1. Dear Kathy - there are just going to be days when one just gets up on the wrong side of the bed. Sounds like you made the best of it. Definitely the pumpkin spice, cuddling the pets and reading all would perk me up. So glad they did you. Have a blessed day. Hugs!

  2. Oh, I love how you share your truth, sunny and cloudy, they are both part of life...Today it is pouring rain here, much needed, still, I had to cancel a trip up the coast to visit with friends & was very disappointed.
    Love the library stack of books with those spine labels!
    I must remember to copy you, to enjoy fully this day, literally to go with the flow!!

  3. Debbie--The day turned out to be pleasant after all. Thanks for your visit!

  4. Rita--Hope you have sunshine soon, and that, in the meantime, you can go with the flow. Rainy days can be wonderful, too--just not when we had other plans!