A friend got an email from a co-worker this morning that simply said,
"Are you having problems?"
It was sent to all staff in her area. I THINK he was just intending to isolate a system issue. But she forwarded the response she would have liked to have replied to me, and we played the problems game. She complained about health, family, money, etc, and I complained likewise about the deployment, Christmas, money, friends... back and forth until we found...
we'd run out of things to complain about.
Huh. And when I was thinking about the bad stuff, I kept remembering all the good stuff. Amazing stuff. Wonderful friends, a loving husband, a nice home, a growing faith, and relatively good health (I'm a little sick today).
All that complaining made me happier, and made the person I complained to happier too. Go figure.