Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Serious Case of the Monday's

Someone's got a case of the Monday's... today. And that someone is me. Whether it is due to the amount of time I have spent at the workplace, the anticipation of an upcoming trip (and a few days at home), or the fact that everyone in any customer service center seems to speak broken english, I have a serious case of the Monday's.

You know the days when you just don't feel like interacting with the outside world? Well ladies and gentlemen, that's where I am today. Just a blah, yucky old day for me. Maybe I still have not yet gripped the fact that even some people will still only leave you 13% for the best service possible. Sometimes working in the food industry really turns me into quite the pessimist. 
However, just when I'm feeling like sitting down and having a good cry for no good reason, I open the top to a nice cold Magic Hat #9. And, no, this is not what made me feel better. For goodness sake, the beer wasn't even mine, it was for a customer I tell ya! However, if you're familiar with this particular brewing company, you know that they are known for putting little sayings underneath all of their bottle tops. Granted, most of the time these sayings either don't make sense or are silly, today's saying could not have hit home in a more direct manner.

Four simple words. "No rain, no rainbows." These four little words brought everything back into perspective for me. Life isn't always rainbows and butterflies, it's compromise that moves us along (credit to Maroon 5 for the lyric interjection here). Just when I am thinking how bad of a day I am having, I realize that it's not so bad afterall. I should be thanking the high heavens that I don't have more serious issues on my plate instead of complaining about the trivial things in life. Have I reached some sort of enlightenment today?
Whether it's the slogan on the bottle cap, or this delicious Magnum chocolate ice-cream bar, I'm feeling a little bit perkier. All I know is when you're down, just be glad you're not out. Be thankful for what you do have, rather than crying about what you don't. And for now I'll step down off of my soap box and get back to reading my book about Dewey the library cat.

1 comment:

  1. Love the quote! And I just happen to have some Magnum Ice Cream bars in the freezer. See you in a few hours.