YESTERDAY WAS A DAY.
And I wrote a post this morning about how I wished I could be angry online and be passive aggressive but I can’t because it’s not the footprint I want to leave and then I published it and then I realized:
You are stupid. That post about NOT being passive aggressive was the most passive aggressive post in the world. You are dumb. Go away.
I ate a lot. I worried about my kid and emailed teachers about incidents at school. I felt guilty for not being able to fund all the extracurricular activities my kids want or need. Especially my oldest who I feel deserves it for so many reasons. I ate some more.
I took down the passive aggressive post about not being passive aggressive and am putting this one up instead.
Yesterday was ugly.
I hope today will be better.
Let’s all hug each other, okay? Let’s remember that at any moment a child or a Mom or an uncle or a neighbor or a cashier or a boss just might be on the brink of tears. Anyone you encounter today could be having A DAY…the kind where they’re trying their best not to cry. Or not to punch things. Or not to post angry passive aggressive rants on their blog. And all of those people need hugs, but hugging strangers is not acceptable. Especially since there are a lot of people who hate hugs.
So, instead. Let’s give them a smile. Or a compliment. Maybe make a joke standing in line about how this weather is CRAZY and is it Spring or Winter? Laugh louder than you should because sometimes walking away with an experience with the crazy loud laughing lady at Target can brighten someone’s day.
(At least that’s what I’m telling myself.)
Let’s just be kind. Because everyone has those days once in awhile.