Lucy is three. Anyone who has ever had a three year old in their home, will understand what I mean when I tell you she acts just like a three year old. She can turn into a pout faster than I can snatch the last cookie. This pout can then become a full blown hissy fit if not nipped in the bud. Even with intentional nipping, it can become a whirling dervish of unhappy. Most of the time there is only one antidote, ignore it and let it blow over or play out--which ever comes first. Diverting her attention also works and a good tickle always disarms the worst fit.
Last night on the way to dinner with a friend, I had my own hissy fit. Channeling my inner three year old, I threw a royal fit because this does not look like I thought it should. Now I have looked around and come to the conclusion all the rest of you live on Easy Street, while I am headed down to the Dead End on Hard Road. I spent a few minutes ranting and raving over the unfairness of life and questioning the injustice of it all.
Wisely, my friend let me blow off steam without saying a word. When I finally settled into a gentle breeze, we both had a great laugh over my three year old fit. Did it help? Well it certainly did not change anything about my circumstance~it is what it is. It did allow me to let go of some things I had stuffed way down deep. I'm fine is my mantra, and I seldom allow myself to blow off steam over the unfairness of life. NOW~I am not going to walk around being Debbie Downer (Sorry Debbie), but an occasional hissy fit with a trusted friend does more good than harm. I always feel better after airing the built up frustrations, and also always come away with a fresh perspective on how blessed I am. SO perhaps Lucy is on to something~an occasional hissy fit may be just the medicine the doctor ordered and a good cleansing laugh afterward is the tonic to begin again. Little Lucy is a great teacher!
WELL, Friends, I pick up the Three Amigos today for a week of fun. Larry, Moe and Curly will consume all my time and attention, so no blog for a week. BUT THINK of all the material those three will give me!!
I also saw other things in this life that were not fair. The fastest runner does not always win the race; the strongest soldier does not always win the battle; wise people don’t always get the food; smart people don’t always get the wealth; educated people don’t always get the praise they deserve. When the time comes, bad things can happen to anyone!