"We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have". - Frederick Koenig

Monday, January 31, 2011

Sugar High

Up until about an hour ago, today was in a sad state of affairs.  After only 5 hours of broken sleep last night, I was left to make it through the workday with not much more potential than a zombie trying to drag itself from point A to point B mumbling something about 'brains' the whole way.  It was dire.  I just do not recover from lack of sleep (or anything else for that matter) like I used to.  I can only imagine that I probably would have looked much like a zombie too if I had to dress to work in an office today -- 'attractive' dark circles, smeared lipstick, disheveled clothing, and exaggerated stagger would have been the fashion of the day.  Well, let's be honest, it probably still was; my coworkers just didn't have to see me like that.

Fortunately, my day perked up and all of the fatigue melted away for about five minutes because of a wonderful neighbor and his kids.  Stopping by for no particular reason with a box of fresh Krispy Kreme doughnuts, a bunch of giggles, and both kids sporting the 'classic' Krispy Kreme doughnut hats for their surprise 'delivery'; they had no idea how much thier little act of fun truly improved my day.  I don't know how they knew I needed a little extra lift, but really, when couldn't we all use a little extra lift like that on any day?   It's really amazing the kind of unexpected impact something so small can have on our outlook -- regardless of whether we happen to be on the giving, or the receiving end of things.  Oh, and eating the doughnuts, of course, didn't hurt my outlook either.

So now that I have made it through the workday, and have had a priceless visit from the coolest 'honorary Krispy Kreme doughnut delivery crew' I know of,  I think sleep will come easily -- and soon.  I can now lounge on the couch feeling warm fuzzies about the goodness that is in us all, and take that with me into the week ahead to pass along to the next person who needs that little extra lift.  


  1. Those things are as addictive as Valium.....but yuuuuuuuuum!

  2. Yes, I had more than one. :)