Posts Tagged ‘Moods’

I’ll Be Better Tomorrow, So At Least I Can Be Thankful About That

November 23, 2017

I can think of no better way to describe my mood today than by admitting that when Mom expressed her hope that we have a good Thanksgiving, my actual response was “I hope we have a good one too.”

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October 30, 2015

Despite my best efforts, I just can’t find a good way to spin my mood for most of this week.

Some weeks are just like that.

Ouch

September 1, 2014

I once read that after Lou Gehrig had been diagnosed with the disease now associated with his name, but before it prompted his retirement from baseball, Lou was in a game and had completed a very basic play, a simple catch and toss, as I recall.  He didn’t think anything of it until one of this teammates told him something like, “Good job, Lou.”

While Lou knew this was kindly meant, he also realized what a bad sign it was that his teammate was complimenting him for doing the baseball equivalent of walking across the street or tying your own shoes, something that when all is well, really shouldn’t be noticed as significant at all, much less be compliment worthy.

Why do I mention this, you ask?

Over the weekend I was thanked for being in a good mood . . .

This Is NOT A Good Sign

October 18, 2013

Today L. looked up at me in surprise when I asked, just to make the next fifteen minutes different from the prior, that he please not keep repeating the same lines from Thomas and the Magic Railroad over and over and over again.  Then he silently gathered up his toys and went to play in his room with the door shut for half an hour.

When your two-year-old decides to give you some space, it’s definitely time to rethink your mood.

So There!

October 11, 2013

Over the course of the past few days in particular, I’ve decided something.

In the hope of annoying the forces out there that seem perversely dedicated to the cause of putting and keeping me in a foul mood, I have decided that I’m going to be in good mood for a while,

For The Record, My Mood’s Pretty Good . . . Today

February 7, 2013

While it’s undeniably a bad thing to get trapped by a bad mood, trying to “perk up” someone in a bad mood by using trite and empty phrases like “Turn that frown upside down!” is just . . . insulting.

If someone’s in a bad mood, there’s a reason for that which will not be swept away by platitudes any more than you can sate their hunger by singing them a song about a sandwich.