I caught myself doing something yesterday. I didn’t even realize I was doing it at first.
As I walked to my car at lunch to go run an errand I noticed it.
I was humming.
And that’s when I knew I was truly starting to feel better. I was turning the corner from yucky to better-than-yucky.
I don’t even remember what I was humming, but that’s not the important part. What’s important is that I was humming! This may seem so silly to some, but to me it was a very good sign.
I hum (and sing) when I feel good – or in this case, when I feel better. I certainly don’t do it when I feel bad. I don’t sing, I don’t hum, and I barely talk when I’m feeling really awful – takes too much effort. I hum subconsciously, not even noticing it most of the time. Poor Barry catches me humming a lot. Especially in places like Lowes where other people could hear me. Drives him crazy. :)
I think I get the humming thing from my dad. He hums a lot. Seriously. He always humming something and, whether he is or not, I associate his humming with his being happy – or at least content. It’s a comforting sound.
Now don’t get me wrong, I didn’t feel great, all-better, nothing’s-wrong-with-me-anymore-good – but I feel better – and that’s the key. I was still very tired and had a busy day that drained me pretty good, but I didn’t feel queasy very much and THAT was a blessing! It’s all relative these days and as long as I feel better than the previous day, I consider it a success!
Is there anything you do when you are happy (or even sad) that you sometimes don’t realize you are doing? Spill it! I want to know your little quirks.