I’ve just sat down and gotten comfortable, so of course the dog now wants to go out. This is exasperating.
Picking up one too many things to put back in their proper place, so everything slides and clangs and rolls away on the floor. This is exasperating.
Dropping one of my earrings as I walk out of my room and put them on at the same time because I am already pressed for time. This is exasperating.
Going just a little too long between meals, trying to do that one more thing when tired, being unable to stretch just that tiny touch more to grab something needed when constrained – these are exasperating.
Being unable to retrieve the word that I want, or remember the association that would fit well into a conversation, or find that mosquito that buzzes in my ear when the lights are off and I am just about asleep. Exasperating.
Having someone bring in dirty dishes just as I finish up in the kitchen. Grrr. Having the phone ring a couple of minutes before the end of the work day. REALLY??
Vexing, infuriating, aggravating, inflammatory things happen every day, plenty of times per day to rankle each and every one of us.
Thankfully there is also laughter and beauty and kindness. The dog wags her tail and smiles at me when I grumblingly go over to let her out and shortly thereafter let her back in.
I don’t have any interest in spending my hours feeling indignant much of the time. I can remind myself to eat in a timely manner to stave off those blood sugar dips that result in a foul mood.
It’s a mind game that I can play better some days than others. How about you?
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