Mood matters, I suspect, more than we imagine it does.
I’m physically drained – not from workouts, but from recent intense daily grind, keeping on atop work things while managing(or is it managing me?) my office and home move. As I made another trip late last evening, I made a detour - to drop off something a colleague needs for a conference this weekend.
As I was standing there, chatting, leaning against their garage and I realized how absolutely exhausted I was. I could have easily fallen asleep then and there. But, at the same moment I felt so invigorated. It wasn’t just a few minutes of laughter commiserating with a friend. I was invigorated.
Not a sense of completion – that is a way off still.
Seems one part closure, one part embarkation, one part excitement, one part … something else, hard to define.
Yesterday contained surprises.
Kindness of a stranger was heartening.
Unkind act of another induced some reflection, and some laughter.
This day will be better than most days could ever be.
For me, for my reasons.
For you – what are your reasons?
What is your mood today – and how will that affect you, or the guy in the next parking stall, your clients or your friends? How will that impact your critics, adversaries and obstacle-people?
column written/ published from Calgary
morning walk: 9C / 48F, clear, chilly light breeze – yesterday’s left over heat makes a nice start to the day. Gusta found a sprinkler to run through. I did too. Fresh streets to try every day.
Hello Mark, I just wanted to send you a hug from across the ocean. You have just experienced two of life’s most stressful events, a death and moving home, both so infinitely connected. Yes, you will be fine, you will be OK, from where I sit it feels like you are both finally home. I wish you much joy and laughter and comfort in your new space. A hug for Gusta too, I met her, remember?, CG, Cape Town, South Africa