Last week I had really good intentions of officially kicking off #gratitudesday (thanks for the name, Meryl!) this week – aka posting about something I’m grateful for every Tuesday.
Yesterday I had all these ideas on my brain about where I would start. And then you know what happened?
I tried to go to bed last night at 8:45 p.m. because I wasn’t feeling great with some dull pains in my stomach. Instead of those improving, they got progressively worse and no matter how tired I was, I absolutely could not fall asleep. I looked at the clock on occasion – 11:15. 12:15. 1:15. 2:15. 3:15. Literally, every single hour, wishing to fall asleep.
On top of that, we finally switched over to our new gym this week and had scheduled a 5 a.m. workout this morning, and because I promised myself I’d go, I did. I was already awake at 4:15 when my alarm went off. To say it was unpleasant would be a mighty understatement.
Now I’m on my lunch break at work, running on approximately one hour of sleep. And you know what that does the exact opposite of? Make you feel feelings of gratitude. Instead it makes me feel like this GIF of Melissa McCarthy:
Bless it. My head hurts. My stomach pain is still persisting. I’m simultaneously angry at every person I come into contact with and alarmingly close to bursting into tears for no reason. Bless my sweet co-workers dealing with this hot mess of a person today.
Lack of sleep is NO JOKE, amiright?
Here’s the thing, though. I promised myself that today I’d start #gratitudesday. Why? Because gratitude is the key to happiness. If you remind yourself of all the people who and things that bring you joy, it’s hard to stay grumpy. (Though admittedly easier when you’re running on fumes. I’M TRYING, LAY OFF ME.) ((kidding)) (((mostly)))
So today, because I’m not feeling particularly deep, I’m grateful for:
- Funny memes/tweets/gifs/videos that make me giggle. Like this one my husband shared with me yesterday because it reminded him of me (accurate).
- Shawn Mendes on Spotify. I refused to listen to him for a while because one of my best friends referred to him as “fine” and I felt appalled because he’s NINETEEN YEARS OLD. And while he’s admittedly adorable, I’ll never concede that he’s attractive in any sort of manly sense of the word. But his music is super catchy and easy listening when you’re exhausted beyond belief.
- The fact that my house is currently undergoing an interior paint makeover, because I just don’t understand the 2006 trend of choosing paint colors “poop brown” and “blood red” for entire rooms. Can I get an amen?
Honestly, that’s all I’ve got today. I mean, I AM grateful for other stuff. I’m just not up to writing about them today. Next week.
Now, please excuse me while I tape my eyelids open to get through the remainder of the day.
What are you grateful for, friends? If I can find something today, so can you. I believe in you.
Oh yeah. This view from my backyard is pretty good, too. Happy #gratitudesday, y’all!
WORTH NOTING: I just had to double check that it WAS in fact Tuesday to ensure I wasn’t posting this on the wrong day entirely. Yikes. Is it bed time yet?