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Slices of Life By Jill Pertler

September 26, 2012

Case of the blahs? Tomorrow is another day
Ever have a down-in-the-dumps day? From time to time we all succumb to emotions brought about by the perceived fullness (or not) of our coffee mug, soda can or water bottle. Sometimes the glass just feels half empty.

Even if you experience life as an opportunistic optimist and see the glass as half full 99 percent of the time, the odds wedge you within the void of half-emptiness three or four days a year.

It starts in the morning. Inexplicably, you wake up in a funk and lie in your half-empty bed, thinking half-empty thoughts about a brimming to-do list. Tasks that sounded legitimate and essential last night now come across as lackluster and superfluous - an unnecessary drain on energy and time. Even getting out of bed is an act filled with ambitious optimism.

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