As I sit here, yawning and drinking Diet Coke (I plan on it being my first of probably 5 or 6 today!) I realize, as my head droops over my keyboard, that the best cure to get over a selfish issue like exhaustion, is to simply focus on someone else.
So, despite the fact that my Little Miss was up for two hours in the middle of the night, very restless and wanting to keep sitting up/standing in her crib (but unable to lay back down on her own), I want to help others. My problem is not big. I'm sleepy, yes, and a little concerned last night might turn into a phase instead of a one-night issue, but its an inconvenience. I'm still incredibly blessed. And I want to pass the blessings on to others.
Earlier I was riding in the elevator up to work and wondered what was going on behind the some bleary, some happy, some sleepy, some distraught faces of my fellow passengers. Were some hung over from a partying weekend? Were some caught in the despair of a divorce or family illness or loss of loved one? Were some up with their babies during the night too? I tried to make an extra effort, with my droopy grin and gritty eyes, to smile and wish them a good day as they disembarked on their floor to work and mentally deal with who-knows-what.
I hope to keep making efforts investing in others as the day progresses and keep realizing that my sleepiness, while a sort of big deal to me right now, is about a negative 4 on a scale of 1-10 (ten being world's end kind of bad) because truly, its the best cure to get over yourself.
Well that, and large amounts of caffeine. =)