Monday Smiles – 8/25/2014
I’m going to tell you the truth (I like to do that here on Bud’s Blog … except when I’m embellishing it for literary purposes which I’m not doing today). There weren’t many smiles this weekend and it’s nobody’s fault but my own. I know. Old Abe supposedly said that People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be, but I don’t buy it. Sometimes, sad things happen. Not this weekend. I was my own worst enemy, letting an old resentment poison my mood. You know what they say … A resentment is a poison you give yourself hoping someone else will die. They never do, by the way. Fortunately for everyone, I’ve learned that my moods are mine so I kept to myself as much as possible and when I was with other people (including a friend’s 75th birthday party Saturday night), I tried to be cheerful even if I wasn’t happy. Of course, after a zillion years together, that doesn’t fool Muri. She briefly tried to talk me out of my mood … she has even more of a right to this old resentment than I do, but she’s been able to let it go. How does she do that?
Anyway, it’s Monday. I’m feeling better if a bit sheepish about my weekend mood. At least I didn’t bite anyone and by Doing the next Indicated Thing to stay out of trouble, I managed to be productive if not happy. I detailed my car Saturday afternoon and Sunday, I bought some tropical plants at Home Depot to add to our backyard landscaping. Home Depot is like therapy but cheaper, as will be planting those plants later today. And I took a photo-walk in the park Sunday afternoon. Nature was mostly uncooperative, probably sensing my mood but thank goodness flowers don’t fly away the minute I take off my lens cap. Still, therapy.
Yep. It’s Monday. And I need to be smiling. It says so at the top of the page. So I am.