It happens to all of us once in a while.
This morning – 3AM . . . one of my dogs decided that it was time for a walk.
I obliged her because she is raising 10 puppies that she birthed 4 weeks ago.
I was irritated, but we did what we had to do, and I went back to bed knowing the 5:00 wake-up alarm was imminent.
I drifted back to sleep, but my brain had been awakened, so as I slept I was mentally processing all that needs to be done . . . coming up with reasons to worry and fret.
I slept through the alarm and woke up at 5:30 . . . ACK! Today is Wednesday, and I have to leave the house an hour earlier than usual . . . so I’m an hour and a half off my routine . . . another reason to be grumpy.
Somehow, I pulled myself together and got done what I thought to be everything I needed to do and left the house on time – 6:20.
When I merged onto Briley Parkway, I launched my “Facebook Live” session of BarrysDriveTime.com and 2 minutes into the broadcast, the phone rang – My daughter – In my heste to leave, I had inadvertently given Jackie Blue (Our “Escape Artist” dog) the opportunity to slip out of the house unnoticed . . . I told Jessica not to let this make her late for school. I would go back home and attempt to capture the fugitive.
Imagine my grumpyness NOW!
As I was driving, I remembered that I needed fuel for the truck and for lawn equipment . . . and the fuel cans were in the truck, so I stopped and filled everything . . . then I remembered that I had forgotten to grab the hedge clippers to bring to my friend . . . so . . . it was just as well that I would go home – I could leave the gas can and retrieve the clippers and (hopefully) cage the beast that was on the loose.
The mood of the day began to improve.
When I got home, there was no sign of Jackie – nowhere to be seen – I decided at that moment that I would restart my day from scratch.
I wouldn’t worry about Jackie. She will have a great adventure and come home when she’s hungry.
I reset my attitude and headed towards the office – did my drive time video and am now charged up and ready for a great day.
The drive time video I shot this morning was a response to my grumpy morning . . . it was all about aspirations and intentions.
Remember your aspirations (your why) and reset your intentions, and your attitude improves.
and as Zac Brown invites us to do, I decided that I would make today better than the one before . . . and yesterday was a great day 🙂
So . . . Don’t let getting up on the wrong side of the bed derail you from your commitment to your goals and dreams . . . EVER!