Letters: Grumpy plague

East Sooke resident wonders why people are so grouchy

 

I always thought people were grumpy from lack of sunshine (vitamin D) or a lot of bad stuff happening to them. But this isn’t exactly true.

I know there are a lot of happy people too, but today I am not writing about the ticked off.

I know the anti-aging/wrinkle cream companies must be making millions. As you know grumpy stressed out people get wrinkles quickly.

I hear wives screaming at their husbands, treating them like dogs. I hear parents yelling “shut up” to their children in stores. There is a lot of ticked off ladies, not necessarily older than 65, they are young ones too. They are mad because the line up is too long, or someone is breaking a rule or their food is taking more than five seconds at McDonalds, so they are yelling for a manager and being rude to the poor worker. Grumpys are mad driving, in public, and oh my God can you imagine them at home?

I am writing this to hopefully put some light on this issue, it shouldn’t be this way despite what you have gone through. It is in your hands to lighten up your life and smile. Turn those frowns upside down. There is no need to be ticked off maybe to yourself but not to take it out on others. We live in a great country, we are lucky despite paying a lot of tax. We shouldn’t have anything else to complain about. If you need more light, buy those special UV lights and put them in your kitchen or go for a walk. Fresh air helps you feel good about you and most importantly you will love a longer life happy rather than ticked off.

Let me leave you with this image.

I was driving down the beautiful West Coast Road one sunny day and saw a woman, at least 70, running fast, shorts on toned legs, long grey beautiful grey hair flowing in the wind. She looked 20 and it was her outside and the way she felt inside that was shown out, a huge serene smile.

I still wished I pulled over and said, “Tell me what advice you can give me, you look great!”

Anyhow, I will leave it at that. Let’s be happy not pissed off.

Christina Acosta Delgado

East Sook

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