My sister posed an interesting question to me last time I was at my parents house. She asked, “When you are annoyed by someone do you generally think it’s because of you, or because of them?” I’ve been thinking about this a lot over the last few days. Maybe it’s because I’ve been quite grumpy these last few days and many things have been annoying me that usually I just shrug off. For instance, it’s greatly bothered me lately that my husband generally doesn’t close cupboards and drawers when he opens them. Most of the time I just close them and go on my way, but these last few days it really seems to tick me off. My grumpy toddler is getting to me more too. Plus he’s sick again, which also has me mad. I wish I could figure out why he gets sick so much.
So why am I grumpy?
Maybe it’s the weather. Maybe it’s the fact that our new baby is coming in little over a month and I’m starting to stress about it. Maybe it’s hormones. Maybe it really IS all the other people. 🙂 Maybe it’s because I feel like I’m letting my family down when I don’t have it together. Which then makes me even more grumpy. Maybe I need to get out of the house more. Maybe I haven’t spent the time I should be reading my Bible and praying. Who really knows.
But to answer my sister’s question, I think most of the time it’s my fault when people annoy me. Not being tolerant and grumpy towards other people will always have at least something to do with me. Some of the time I guess it really is other people’s fault, but for the most part it’s my attitude towards them. Which, when I think about it in my grumpy state, doesn’t make me feel a whole lot better!! 🙂