Grateful for Grumpiness

"I'm awfully sorry. I didn't mean to frighten you. But you don't know what I've been through. And all because I was afraid. I'm so ashamed of the fuss I made." --Snow White

Grumpy: Ask her who she is, and what she's doing here!
Doc: Ah, yes. What are you, and who are you doing here?

Lately I've been feeling a bit like one of the Seven Dwarfs. Try as I might to overcome it, I've been Grumpy. Maybe it's spring fever, or allergies, or the invasion of the inch worms, or tax time, or worry over loved ones, or the state of the world, I don't know... I  just haven't quite been myself lately. When I look in the mirror I want to see Snow White but instead I see the wicked Queen!

So maybe I should do what the dwarfs do and go to work in the mines. What happens when I dig down deep to get to the root of my discomfort? What does Grumpy need? Digging deeply, allowing my grumpiness to "speak" to me, I discover a treasure trove of great value, things that we all need: compassion, support, understanding, ease, comfort, simplicity, peace, health, security, connection... pure gold.

The more attention I give to these treasures, the more I realize that I already have them. They have been here all along! They are in me. All I have to do is wake up from the self-induced trance I have created with the poisonous story feeding my grumpiness. Forget the fairytale and see the Truth.

Instead of being Grumpy, I think I'll be Happy! At least for the rest of today...  ;-)