I found myself in a bit of a funk again this morning. And it was just one of those days where, every time I would pull it together and muster the strength to choose happiness over grumpiness--something would go wrong.
I should have tried harder, I know. But it was also one of those times where a part of me just wanted to be grumpy.
Lame, I know.
While HH was getting ready for his meetings this morning, I asked him if we had a copy of Handel's "Messiah", as a part of one song would go well with my lesson for my Primary class today. I wasn't sure if I wanted to use it, I was just curious if we owned it. We don't. And he left for his meeting.
By the time I met up with him again at church, I'd cycled through trying-to-be-happy-only-to-be-knocked-down-again, a few more times. The final one occurring when I discovered that I had left my lesson manual and needed supplies at home. You can bet that I was just radiating peace and joy at this moment.
Or, perhaps not.
At any rate, my dear HH tried to help. He even found a key to get into a room with a computer where he accessed my lesson on-line and printed it off for me, so I wouldn't have to drive all the way home and back.
That was sweet. But I was still frazzled and stressed. And struggling to rise above it all.
Then he came in to help with Sweet P while I taught my lesson, since I am still without a team teacher. During a point where all of the children were looking up different verses of scripture, he asked me if I still wanted that song. Then I noticed the BlackBerry in his hand and the pleased look on his face. And I began to laugh. He was trying desperately to find a way to brighten my mood. And if being as overly helpful as imaginable could do the trick, well, he was going to give it his all.
And I decided that it was high time to ditch the grumpies and give him what he was so fervently seeking--a smile from me. And the smile he gave me in return that said, "Yes, I've finally done it! I've made The Queen of The Grumps smile," that made me smile and laugh even more. And it was my Joyful Moment.
Wishing you all Joyful Moments that require less work!