Intro: Pounding bass note and a stirring fanfare of horns. Welcome to another edition
of Things to Think about. Here's Stacy. The horns continue with a keyboard note
Relaxing piano music is in the background. Welcome to the Things To Think About Podcast
where we use fables and fairy tales to come to deeper truths about our subconscious world. I’m Stacy Casson and today’s story explores our relationship with anger. We will dive into this topic in a tale I call, Stormy Weather. And now, get comfortable and relax. Take a Deep Breathe in and exhale. A Deep Breath in, and exhale. A Deep breath in and exhale. And if you'd like, you can slowly...close...your eyes.
Once upon a time, there was a lady who never had a bad day. Let's call her Sunny. Everyone adored Sunny because she always found a silver lining. However, that was not entirely true. She had her fair share of haters, but they were too afraid to be seen as mean people for being realists. When it rained, she would remark that it was perfect weather for enjoying hot cocoa. Of course, she would make hers from scratch; sanctimonious shrew. No matter what life threw at her, Sunny caught it and transformed it into something magical. She was fooling herself, but let us play along. Her beloved and faithful companion passed away. She shed the exact amount of permissible tears and got on with it. It was exhausting being a paragon of virtue. Little did she realize that even optimism had its limits.
It had rained the entire weekend. Being stuck indoors dampened everyone's mood. Sunny was very understanding. "That must be so challenging," she soothingly said. Deep down, Sunny hated the rain. It reminded her of when the roof was leaking, but that was in the past. She no longer had to fear a leaky roof. Besides, the rain was a perfect excuse to test out her new galoshes. While merrily splashing in the puddles, Sunny noticed that her newly planted vegetable garden had flooded. She allowed herself a moment of disappointment and then rationalized that she could easily get more seeds and try again. She found the bright side and decided that the flooding allowed her the opportunity to plant at least one new vegetable and broaden her palate.
The rain continued its onslaught and clogged her well. Try and she may, she could no longer pump fresh water into her cottage. Sunny was a little dismayed and then brightened up, remembering her rainy day fund. "I'll spoil myself and enjoy the inn. Who doesn't love room service?" The innkeeper was surly, but her room was spacious and well-appointed. Unfortunately, they did not offer room service, but it had a little cook stove complete with a kettle, tea fixings, and a water closet. Unfortunately, there was no actual tea, but Sunny decided this would be a fantastic opportunity to visit the nearby market in the morning. "This isn't so bad," she said encouragingly to herself. "Let's make the most of our little adventure," she murmured and drifted off.
Tiring of rolling over every time her arm became numb and roused her from sleep, Sunny decided to take advantage of an early start. The market had an incredible tea selection, but she had to forgo the eggs she planned because though the inn had a cooktop, it had no pan. Nevertheless, the tea was delicious, and her deconstructed fruit salad was edible and filling. Back at the cottage, she tried the pump. Out came fresh water, and then it burbled and belched a horrific stench. Sunny did something entirely out of character. First, she sniffled, which quickly escalated to bawling. What happened next had the village in a tizzy. Sunny screamed. It did not stop there. Next, she cursed with such vigor that they called for a priest. "I don't need a priest!" she bellowed. "What I need for things to work in this godforsaken place!" It was glorious! Sunny was incandescent with rage. "Sunny, surely there is a silver lining," the villagers timidly questioned. "Sometimes life gives you lemons, and you don't have any sugar to make lemonade," Sunny responded tiredly. But Sunny, being Sunny found the bitterness invigorating.
Sometimes in our search for the bright side, we fail to see things as they are. It is important to recognize and embrace our reality before it forces a confrontation. And now, you can take a deep breath in and exhale. A deep breath in and exhale. Deep breath in, and exhale. And when you’re ready, wiggle your toes, wiggle your fingers, and slowly open your eyes. If you are enjoying this podcast, please subscribe and never miss an episode.
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