Rise and shine! Don’t be a droopy-drawers

So, it began when I was a kiddo. “Rise and shine. Make today one of your very best days,” my dad would say, every day. How did your day begin today? Mine began with my sweet dogs showering me with kisses. How can anyone be glum after that? “Rise and shine”, I told myself. I am determined to find joy today and to hold on to hope and optimism. It is easy to fly towards pessimism like a moth to a lightbulb.
But that attitude makes me GRUMPY. Pessimism fits my soul like a size zero dress. My mom used to say, “Kate, don’t be a droopy-drawers”. Of course, she was right. Staying in that mindset is not a good fit for me. My family doesn’t need me focused on pessimism, that is for sure.
My strategy today is to be mindful. By that I mean to declutter my heart and mind when negativity crops up!
Perhaps I will figuratively poke myself in the ribs and say, “come on! Are we 2 years old today? Don’t be a droopy drawers! Be a joy hunter!”
So, on this glorious Wednesday, I want to be a perennial optimist. Nothing fancy here. I am …
Simply Kate

About Kate Kresse

I love to write, I love to talk, I love to uplift people when I can. I am a woman in love with life. I am a wife, mom, tutor, writer, and I am a perennial optimist. (OK not every single minute but you get the point! :-)
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7 Responses to Rise and shine! Don’t be a droopy-drawers

  1. auntyuta says:

    I like your attitude! Yes, be a joy hunter! 🙂

  2. I had to laugh at your post because “Don’t be a droopy drawers” is something my mom used to say too. And I haven’t heard that in AGES. 😉 Be a joy hunter sounds a whole lot better, doesn’t it?

  3. sarsm says:

    A joy hunter!!! That’s so brilliant, I may borrow it!!
    I used to say “Wakey, wakey rise and shine!” to my kids when they were little. I forgot that!!
    Mostly I’m an optimist, but my husband is a real pessimist. There are times when I wonder how we fit together at all. I think we must just balance each other out. i hope your day was filled with joyous moments.

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