Cranky is a word that can mean many things. For one, it is a name of an engine on Thomas the Train. Cranky can also refer to a machine working poorly. More commonly, Cranky refers to a state of being if one becomes irritated with a situation.
I have learned on this “quest” of mine that becoming cranky is a result of how one reacts to the situations around us. We cannot control situations, but we CAN control how we react to the events as they appear around us/ happen to us. If one makes the decision to react with anger because they were reprimanded, that is the reaction to the action. Or, if a chaotic day at work carries over into the home environment, that is also a reaction.
I would love to say that I am never cranky, irritated, or upset. However, that would be the farthest thing from the truth. I have become more mindful of my actions and how I react to situations around me. Comparing myself to now to where I was at the beginning of the year, there is a change. I process things more internally before I react outwardly. Cranky is a part of the human nature, yet it is also a part of our nature that we can seek to tamper.
Have any of you sought to tamper the reaction of the 8th Dwarf: Cranky?
~J. J. ~