I find myself wearing my cranky pants a lot lately, almost all the time.
I don't know why I do this. They aren't very comfortable. They're constricting, showing too many of my flaws. They are not flattering at all.
And yet, day after day, I wear my cranky pants.
Maybe I've been getting dressed in the dark too often. I reach for my pants and think I've got the ones I want. Then later, in the light of day, I find I chose the wrong ones again. I reached for my comfy pants or my peaceful ones. But because I was in a hurry and didn't take the time to turn on the light, I ended up miserable.
And I've noticed that when I wear my cranky pants too many days in a row my family starts to think it's the new uniform and they all put on their cranky pants, too. Before you know it we're one big, cranky family.
I guess I need to find my other pants and keep them closer. I need to quit going with what's easy and look for what is really best for me and my family. I need to plan in advance and work to have what I want available. And most importantly, I need to turn the light on.
And maybe, after I change my wardrobe, I can help my family find their happy pants, too.
Do you know where your happy pants are?