I have the normal aches and pains like any farmer does. A new pain for each accomplishment but you deal. Those aches and pains remind you of the job completed...one more time. Sometimes I'm sick. I am officially sick because I have been to the DOCTOR and he says I'm sick...but I'm still grouchy.
I see my grandsons lined up with a goal in common although it may be a video game, they are sharing with their tousled bed head hair and their innocent faces bonding as only cousins and brothers can bond. I begin to soften a little...just a small crack in that frozen heart of mine...but I'm grouchy because I have been told I am..
Oh top of all that, because I'm grouchy today...I was told I was. I escape and see flowers in winter and they aren't grouchy at all. They are celebrating the sun and the rain and their ability to make the best of a situation.
On a day when I want to be completely grouchy and alone, I receive a wonderful surprise that cracks the ice in my selfish heart. I hear it cracking. The sun, the flowers, the children and the award are doing what no doctor can do. (He told me I was grouchy, too)
Along come McGuffy Ann at McGuffy's Reader and hands me an undeserved award! Ice has completely turned to water...my heart is unfrozen.
I'm thawed but I'm still grouchy...I've been told that I am. There are rules...I'm terrible with rules except for the ones I make up. I have five questions to answer, an award to show and am to pass this wonderful award to well-deserving bloggers. Bloggers who hopefully have NOT been told they are grouchy today.
1. If you could change one thing what would you change?
I would change my grouchiness and replace it with the wonderful attitude of the wild flower.
2, If you could repeat a year, which year would it be?
I would not repeat any years but rather use the knowledge gained in those years to improve my years ahead.
3. What is one thing that really scares you?
The fact that I have been told I am grouchy.
4. What is the one dream you have not completed, and do you think you can complete it?
My dreams change daily. I once dreamed of horses and riding, didn't happen. I dreamed of writing a book, didn't happen. I dreamed I was a cloud, didn't happen. The nice thing about dreaming is they can always change and the next one might come true.
5. If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be?
Well, it would take more than a day but I would like to be THE President and straighten the mess out that this great nation is in now. My first act would be to wave my salary and perks for my entire term in office as a gesture to all those in power to know we have to start at the top. I would be willing to sacrifice my comfort for the returning health of our nation with hope that many would follow my example.
But don't listen to me. I am grouchy today.
Now, I get to bend the rules. There are many who deserve this award far more than me. I list you all, my friends. I follow many amazing blogs that are Real, Energizing, Amazing, Lovely, Inspiring, Touching and Yippee! and None of you are grouchy today.
Enjoy your Award.