People should come with a label and perhaps even an instruction manual. It really could make much of our encounters a little more simple, productive and easier to tolerate. Let’s take my house this morning.
My husband apparently didn’t sleep well. He didn’t say it and there was no indication as he got up and made a great breakfast for us. When I said “Thanks for getting up and making us breakfast, it was great.”
“Is everything okay?”
“Do I look okay?”
“You look fine. You sound a little angry and defensive.”
“You are wrong. I am very tired. He stomped off to the bedroom and slammed the door. If he had a label I could have read or an emoji on his forehead that said sleepy, tired or grumpy I may have been better prepared.
What would your label have been 30 minutes after you woke up?
Do you think it would be fun to write your own instruction manual?