Don’t you love waking up in the morning to a new day? Shower, breakfast and then off to work. Radio going, great music, then you look at your watch and realize you are getting close. From here on the closer you get to your office building, the tighter your grip becomes on the steering wheel. Then your thoughts turn to wondering what kind of mood your boss will be in today. You never know when you walk through the doors of your office if he will have a smile on his face or a look like you just ate his last cookie. Sometimes his look is one of pure hate. Those are the times you quickly mumble good morning and run for cover behind your desk.
What started out to be a great day, for the next eight hours you and the others are in a training ground for going into war zones. You will have to avoid the enemy, watch out for the land mines, keep your voice low and you even lower, try to stay off his radar.
Finally the day is over, and you are in a stampede for the door. Whew! You made it through another day with Mr. Moody Grumpy.
It is amazing how much control we give to other people. We allow them to control how we are going to act, react, think, feel. We don’t have to do that. We can take control back. How? It won’t be easy at first but eventually it will become second nature. The secret is staying consistent with your behavior. Why should you be miserable because he is.
Mr. Grumpy may be in a bad mood…you don’t have to be. Smile, say good morning and be yourself all day. As long as you control your mood he can’t. Besides a smile from you just might make him feel better.