The Crappy Act

Picture of a bird pooping on a cartoon headA few weeks ago my husband sent me an email at work. The subject line was  “The Crappy Act”. It was three short lines that went something like this.

“Car wouldn’t start. Looked down while having my morning coffee and saw dog puke that needed cleaning up. Get to work only to have to deal with three burning issues. Think you should rename your blog.”

There are days when, let’s face it, life is crap, days when it feels like the entire universe is conspiring against you. If you’re lucky, they are few and far between and the good days outweigh the bad.

We all have bad days. The main thing is to not take it out on the people around you, but find a way to blow off the steam and hopefully salvage what’s left of the day.

This week’s Happy Act is to be kind to yourself the next time you have a bad day and  indulge in something that is going to make you feel better. Go to the gym, drink a glass of wine, eat a tub of ice cream, or escape from life’s daily grind and see a movie on the big screen. Do whatever it takes to make you feel better while remembering this too shall pass and tomorrow will be a brighter day.

What do you do at the end of a crappy day to destress? Leave a comment. A note about this week’s graphic: I’m a big fan of the retailer Life is Good. They make great t-shirts, clothes and dog products, but I love the Life is Crap brand even more. If you’re into writing or websites, check out their website, it’s hilarious with menus like, “Guy’s crap”, “Join the crap community” and their blog, “From the Crapper“.

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13 thoughts on “The Crappy Act

  1. So true, things can get you down. That’s why I like to escape for long walks with my buddy Molly. Some things you just can’t control. Try to smile and think about all the non-crappy things. Love your blog.

    1. Assuming Molly is a dog, have to say, I love a good long walk with the dogs too to take my mind off things Alison. Best part is, they don’t talk back (unlike husbands and kids)!

  2. When I have a crappy day (or a day when I’m just plain tired all day) I go straight to my happy place when I get home – right upstairs and into my bed. I might sleep; I might read; I might sip some wine; I might play bejewelled on my i-pad … doesn’t really matter. That is just where I need to be at that moment.

    1. Before Dave and I had kids, our favourite thing to do after a tough day at work was meet on the bed and chill and just talk about our day. Unfortunately, we don’t really have that luxury now, but it’s definitely a great way to get over a crappy day–bed is synonymous with comfort, peace, rest (amongst other things of course!)

  3. I have to go with the dog thing (Dave’s comment about dog puke notwithstanding). Unfortunately, our very loving lab/collie had to be put down early last year (that would be the crappy part, obviously). But when she was with us, no matter how bad your day, it always made it bearable when you got home and she was always there to greet you, tail wagging like crazy. Petting her you could just feel your blood pressure dropping. There is something to be said for unconditional love…

    1. I know what you mean, Randy. I love it when I get home and two big dogs jump up and run to the door and bowl me over. It’s kind of sad that I get a warmer reception from the dogs than my kids or husband, but I’ll take what I can get!

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