I once wrote a post about things that make me happy, a kind of tribute to the practice of gratitude journaling. It occurs to me now that I don't share enough when I'm unhappy. It's as though a part of me is truly ashamed when I'm feeling bad...like I'm not allowed to feel that way.
So to add some yin to my yang, or vice-versa, and without throwing myself a public, virtual pity party, I thought I'd share a few things that make me sad, angry, or frustrated beyond belief...with an obvious invitation for others to do the same.
Victimhood (read "the mood I'm in now")
The smell of mold
Self-righteousness (another thing I am guilty of)
Spilling things (especially ground coffee)
When the volume is too high on anything
Boredom (there's no excuse)
Spiders (I'm sorry spiders...I know it's not your fault...but you seriously freak me out)
A disappointing meal ordered in a restaurant (Boooo!)
Louis Vuitton bags and Burberry scarfs. I just don't get it. How is it possible so many people have agreed on these ugly patterns? How is it possible so many people have agreed it's acceptable, even prestigious, to spend so much money on ugliness?
Self-righteousness again! (Check yourself, girly!)
Being too hot
Being too cold
Arrogant college boys (of which I see plenty at the ole bookstore)
Nagging self doubt
Interest (the credit kind)
False compliments or false general niceness
Waking up thirsty or having to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night but being too tired to get up, finally getting up, and then not being able to fall asleep again
Getting a bad hair cut
Too short pants (there I go again on that one)
Paying full price (what's the female version of "cheap bastard"? You'd think I was raised during The Depression. Or maybe it was growing up shopping for school clothes at Target. P.S. I love you Target!)
Lack of sympathy
Movie theater whisperers
Losing socks to the evil dryer
When things break
Jealosy (guilty there too)
Clueless male characters and mothering wives (like on "Everybody Loves Raymond")
Real life people (and I think it's usually women) who buy into and perpetuate the above stereotypes
Fashion trends (like ridiculously huge sunglasses)
Mad political correctness
Parents who don't discipline
Jung said that we dislike characteristics in others that we don't like about ourselves (our "shadow" sides, whether or not we let that side out). If I think about it, this is true for me a great deal of the time. But I also think there are some things I don't like because I just don't like them..because I find them annoying or hurtful. Anyone have thoughts on that?