Sometimes, just getting a grin or smile is the best thing that can happen to you.
What makes you smile?
A Facebook post from my friend Marc Scott about a Nyquil induced dream – it’s just silly. Apparently he is on a bus of VO people all doing various silly, but in character, things. I am following on my Can-Am Spyder. Everyone was speculating why they were on the bus or in the dream. I commented that I must not have been allowed on the bus so I had to follow.
Marc’s reply ‘You’re too cool to ride the bus. You have a motorcycle!’
That was what made me smile!
Smiling and Annoyance can be very close!
We have 3 cats, a 16-year-old who lost her sibling earlier this year, and two 6-month-old kittens. The kittens especially are a good example of what can make you smile and when the behavior continues for a long time, can change into annoyance.
Being kittens, they want to play. Constantly. With everything that is within reach. All the time. I imagine you get the picture.
And it’s adorable and makes me smile and laugh. And…..sometimes….well, it’s a bit much.
Like when they climb on top of my voiceover booth and decide to have a wrestling match when I’m trying to record. So, stop recording, lure them out of the room with another toy or distraction, and quickly close the door to the room.
Like when they want the 16-year-old to play with them, and she gets annoyed and starts hissing. It’s cute that they want to play with her, but get a clue! It’s like asking an 80-something-year-old to roll around on the floor with kids in elementary school. Not gonna happen!
Take your smiles when you can get them. Do you best to let the annoyances roll off (yea, I know, WAY easier said than done!)
And when you do get annoyed, search back to your last big grin. I’ll be thinking about Marc’s comment and grinning for quite a while!