When I woke up this morning I thought I'd go right back to sleep, so tired was I. You know those mornings, of course. After having slept badly you wake up and think that this will surely be a day of failures. And an early night.
The good thing about those days is that when you expect nothing good, every positive thing weighs double. You notice them more.
Thinking back I could hardly tell you what I did today. It seems like a succession of unrelated events and work procedures. But I never felt overwhelmed or bad about the things I did. I know that much.
Oh wait. I did feel bad when I saw my dog Orion limping because he had been in a dog fight. But male dogs are another story at our house lately. Male and jealous. Not a good combination.
A long time ago I read the feeling neutral or unmoved was a good thing. Probably when I read about Buddhism. Back then I didn't entirely understand how feeling neutral could be positive. It seems a contradiction in terms. And waking up expecting the day to be at least a tired, if not a bad one isn't exactly what one might call neutral. But getting through a day without major disturbances or big outbreaks of emotion is definitely positive at this busy time of year.
How about you ? Does your workload increase before Christmas ? I sometimes wonder if everybody works more before Christmas or if that's a phenomenon happening in some lines of work only.
Have you all your presents ?
Yesterday's Advent present goes to Tracy. Which is much more positive than neutral. But as neutral is positive...