- Fail to load the dishwasher properly. Everyone knows that large mixing bowls on the bottom will prevent proper cleaning of the top rack.
- Attempt to feed me a chicken pot pie for dinner. Again.
- Host a membership drive for NPR.
- Add another anniversary to remember my losses on October 15.
- Crash an application and cause me to lose my work. Shitballs, why didn’t I save it more often.
- Experience a bad hair day.
- Lure me into car driver vs. bicyclist screamfest on the street. I can’t act like I don’t hear your argument and not get involved. I just wish I hadn’t used that language with Toddlerina in the backseat. And in my own suburb.
I am in the stage where I cannot get riled up right now. This is most difficult for me. A lot of you are in this place too, so how do we do it?
I learned a simple trick from my wonderful acupuncturist how to counter moments like these. The opposite of this negative energy is laughter. Release it with a good laugh – at yourself or at the Universe for such a lame attempt to thwart you. Think, “Really? You thought this would bother me? Puh-lease.”
She also told me to shift into receiving mode. Look for ways that folks give to you – even your dogs. “I receive this opportunity to bond with you while I clean the mud from your mitts.”
If someone opens the door for me, I give them a thank you that probably almost sounds like a come on.
My donor starts her stims today. If she is in receiving mode she would know I think about her constantly and send her all my very best.
I completed the medication order a couple days ago. The agent from the pharmacy was getting off the phone with me and planned to call my donor next. The agent asked the routine question, “Is there anything else I can do for you?”
“Yes. There is. Please be kind to my donor. Leave her in a better mood than you found her. “
She laughed but I think she probably did it.