It’s our tradition to have the news on in the mornings while eating breakfast.
Sometimes I must not get enough sleep, or I’m just a grouch. This morning was especially bad, as I made one sarcastic comment after another about the world news and the people that are screwing everything up.
Sarabeth doesn’t appreciate these comments much, even though I personally think they’re pretty legit – and hilarious. (“They’re neither of those things” she says as she looks over my shoulder as I write this.)
It’s bad enough not being a sociable morning person, but to be a sarcastic and grumpy one – that’s just got to be hard on our spouses. It’s no wonder the pups prefer to snuggle with Sarabeth instead of me.
I forget to rejoice in each morning and be glad, for this is the day the Lord has made.
Instead, I interpret that verse, “This is the day the Lord has made. Let us wait until we’re fully awake to be glad. Until then, be snappy and grouchy and insensitive and sarcastic. Even at the behest of my lovely, joyful wife.”
Guess it’s time to rub the milk off my mouth and go apologize. In fact, let’s all do that.
Let the grouchy cynics of the mornings unite.
If you were insensitive to your spouse this morning, fix things up, and do something nice for them today and apologize.
And tomorrow, when we wake up, let’s really rejoice and be glad, because it’ll be another day the Lord has made.
And it’ll be Friday. So really, that leaves no room for grouchiness.