Monday, May 4, 2015

Monday Quotable

It’s Monday…or Worldwide Collective Sigh day. Monday always seems to come with that yucky sinking feeling—unless you are working your dream job. The free feeling of the weekend fades and you joyous Happy [INSERT DAY HERE] energy goes to sit in the corner until she is needed again on Thursday night. I want to stop tolerating that in my own life. I woke up this morning in an awesome mood. I had a wonderful weekend and I was still beaming. Then I had a couple of crabby interactions and I started to feel my energy crash. Later, I walked into a griping session about something that annoys me and just as I was about to join in, someone turned to me and said, “Ugh! What a day! Are you just soooo crabby too?” I said “Nope! All love and light from this end!” I was totally joking in my “love and light” reference, which originated with one of the housewives of some such city BUT the emotion was real. I didn’t want to be dragged down by the energy. I am more productive and creative when I am happy and I wasn’t ready to relinquish my good mood for some issue that will only mildly impact my life.

My decision to back away (and the feeling I got when I was about to join the bitchfest) reminded me of this quote. I heard it years ago when I first started to be in tune with people’s energy. I don’t like to be around negativity and try to distance myself from it. Part of that is reminding people that they are responsible for the energy they bring. You can choose to bring your negativity and I can choose to close the door (both figuratively and literally). Similarly, I have to be mindful of my own energy and check myself when my attitude stinks. Next time you’re ready to slip into the muck of negativity, remind yourself of this quote. Happy (truly happy) Monday!! 

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