Monday, May 18, 2009

The Best Cure

As I sit here, yawning and drinking Diet Coke (I plan on it being my first of probably 5 or 6 today!) I realize, as my head droops over my keyboard, that the best cure to get over a selfish issue like exhaustion, is to simply focus on someone else.

So, despite the fact that my Little Miss was up for two hours in the middle of the night, very restless and wanting to keep sitting up/standing in her crib (but unable to lay back down on her own), I want to help others. My problem is not big. I'm sleepy, yes, and a little concerned last night might turn into a phase instead of a one-night issue, but its an inconvenience. I'm still incredibly blessed. And I want to pass the blessings on to others.

Earlier I was riding in the elevator up to work and wondered what was going on behind the some bleary, some happy, some sleepy, some distraught faces of my fellow passengers. Were some hung over from a partying weekend? Were some caught in the despair of a divorce or family illness or loss of loved one? Were some up with their babies during the night too? I tried to make an extra effort, with my droopy grin and gritty eyes, to smile and wish them a good day as they disembarked on their floor to work and mentally deal with who-knows-what.
I hope to keep making efforts investing in others as the day progresses and keep realizing that my sleepiness, while a sort of big deal to me right now, is about a negative 4 on a scale of 1-10 (ten being world's end kind of bad) because truly, its the best cure to get over yourself.
Well that, and large amounts of caffeine. =)


Georgiana said...

Uh oh--no more late afternoon naps, LOL! Hopefully it's just a one-night thingy and tonight you'll be sawing some serious logs :)

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Oh, Betsy, you are a trooper. I hope that caffeine helps, and that this was just a one-night event!! Babies are so much fun!

TheFancyFritter said...

AWE! I remember when Anna went through that "phase". It is exciting b/c they discover how to do something new, but they don't know how to get back down..LOL...It will pass soon, but for now, keep fueling up on that Diet Coke! :)

Erica Vetsch said...

This made me smile. You're like a tonic, even when you're sleepy.

And isn't Diet Coke a blessing?