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Miss Me With That

Miss me with that. In case you are wondering just what that means, let me tell you. Miss me with the negativity, bad news, woe is me, pity parties. There are some things, some conversations and some people that I don't want to deal with, especially in the morning. It seems like they only ever want to talk about the bad. Either what is going on with Trump, what is going on in their lives, bad of course, what is going on with the world. Sometimes they are just mad. How are you going to be mad and you just got up? I just really don't want to hear it. It's depressing, negative and can shift my mood. I don't know why some people seem to get pleasure in sharing the depressing world events, family conflicts, bad mood they are in and any other Debby Downer conversation...and in the morning too.

When I wake up in the morning I am not trying to be bombarded with the troubles of the world. I don't look at the news and I don't want to have any negative feedback from people. It is so important (at least to me) to be in the right frame of mind at the beginning of the day. It sets the tone for the day. You start out with a stank attitude and it's hard to come around to the other side.

I had a friend to tell me recently that it annoyed him that I was not a news hound. (he is) He is always listening to some news channel. Sorry sir, you can miss me with that. I don't want my mind filled with who shot who, who robbed who and what foolishness is going on in politics. I also don't want a phone call from a family member or friend telling me about the negative things going on in and around their lives. Nope. Not anymore. I used to be on that page. Sucking it all in. Watching WGN news while I got ready for work. Reading the Sun-Times on the way to work. Talking to family and friends in the morning as they dumped all their stuff on me. Just full of all of the negativity before my day had really started. No wonder I often felt angry or fearful, depending on the news I had consumed.

Nope, not anymore, my morning starts off with reading a few chapters from the Bible, listening to inspirational music, praying and writing down and reciting my gratitude list. All of this is done before I get out of bed. Doing this grounds me and prepares me for my day.

Don't let the negativity of others ruin your mood before your day has even started. Protect your peace. If you don't have a morning routine you should think about creating one. Don't get me wrong knowing what is going on in the world and in your surroundings is important. But consuming it to the point that you are just one big gloom and doom person is not good. And definitely not when you are bringing it to me. I just don't want to hear it. And like I said in the beginning. Miss me with that!

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