No, I am not pouring booze into a blender. I am enjoying a mere moderate amount of white wine and plan to go to bed at an early hour. Tomorrow I return to work after almost two months off. Oh don’t shake your finger at me and tell me to be grateful I have a job to go back to. Of course I’m grateful for what I have.
But while we’re on the subject, did you ever notice how easy it is to tell other people what they ought to be grateful for? You can put almost any kind of a gripe out there, big or small, and you can be pretty sure some yahoo will pipe in with, “Just be grateful that…”
“I have to go to work!”
“Just be grateful you have a job!”
“My house burned down!”
“Just be grateful you got out alive!”
“I lost my left leg!”
“Just be grateful you didn’t lose both!”
These may all be very good points, and gratitude is indeed often appropriate. Sometimes, however, you just want the space to be grumpy.
So this is my space, on Wrist to Forehead Sunday. Tomorrow I will be grateful. Today, I will have a little more wine. Happy Sunday, everyone.