The day before yesterday I walked the dog in the morning. It was raining. So I put on my rain jacket and set off. While walking, I thought: “How nice, finally the plants get water again. What a saturated green allover!” I took a deep breath and enjoyed the moistured air, which seemed to intensify all the scents. I smiled, satisfied.
Yesterday I walked the dog in the morning. It was raining. So I put on my rain jacket and set off. While walking, I thought: “Great, now the time to go jogging in the morning is probably over. I guess I’ll have to go back to the stuffy gym. What a waste of time! And will I manage to get up and do it regularly? And how grey this sky is today! Clouds all over. Well, it fits the mood.”
A moment later I had to smile – because the following thought came to my mind: “Well, I guess Grouchy is in charge again today!
Grouchy is a Smurfs that is always in a bad mood and always finds a reason to complain or grumble. Simply grouchy.
I don’t know where it originated, but I liked the idea of the Smurfs. Somehow moods are like this cohort of Smurfs. They all live in their village – simply belong together, each with their own tick. Everyone contributes, but not every contribution is appropriate or helpful in every situation. Nevertheless, accepting them and regarding them with favour and with a smile (like Papa Smurf does) is reconciliatory. On the above mentioned day it also placated my Grouchy. The rest of the day he whined a little in the background, but otherwise held back. I had decided to rather go into dialogue with the wise Papa Schlumpf again :-))
So – be kind to your Smurfs – they are a part of you. Get to know them with all their special effects – from the know-it-all Brainy Smurf to the scared Scaredy to the lazy Sleepy. Invite them, listen to them – and then decide who you want to have at your side to have a good time.
Which is your favourite Smurf?
A smurfy week to you,