Cranky Pants

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Waking Up Cranky

Are you a Cranky Pants sometimes?

Joeaux: I’m Joeaux.

Marilyn: I’m Marilyn, and we are in Mount Shasta.

Joeaux: We are, and we were just talking about being cranky pants.

Marilyn: I know none of you ever wake up cranky, but sometimes…

Joeaux: And we never wake up cranky either.

Marilyn: I was gonna…

Joeaux: Well, sometimes you wake up cranky.

Marilyn: Well, sometimes you wake up cranky pants.

Joeaux: No.

Marilyn: And, you know, the thing is, what do you do with that crankiness? You know, you can…these are your choices: You can wake up cranky and continue to be cranky and complain about your coffee, complain about your tea, complain about your breakfast, complain about…

When Cranky Pants Calls

Joeaux: The shower.

Marilyn: …the shower.

Joeaux: Traffic.

Marilyn: Complain about your light switch, complain about the house that you’re in or…

Joeaux: Or you can find the humor in it.

Marilyn: And just say, you know, this is so ridiculous.

Joeaux: It’s ridiculous being cranky.

Marilyn: You know, and then start out finding the fun things about what’s going on. You know, you have coffee. You have tea. Celebrate that.

Joeaux: Thank God. You have something, right?

Marilyn: You have warm water. Celebrate that.

Joeaux: Celebrate it all. You know when you think about it, there’s really no benefit to it, at all.

Cranky Pants Song

Marilyn: No. We have a friend that…

Joeaux: Oh, we weren’t going to tell that story.

Marilyn: No, we have a friend that’s got…you’ll have to ask about that friend.

Joeaux: In private.

Marilyn: We have a friend that’s got a song called “Cranky Pants.” I wonder if you put it on YouTube and put “Cranky Pants” in that his song would come up. I can’t think the name of their group. Can you?

Joeaux: Uh-uh, but I remember the song. Yeah, I bet if you Google “Cranky Pants”…

Marilyn: We’ll have to find it and see if we can post it somewhere, “Cranky Pants.” Here it is, enjoy!

Joeaux: And then if you wake up cranky, you should definitely have that on your phone so that you can just roll over, get your phone off your nightstand, and play “Cranky Pants.”

Marilyn: However, I do not recommend playing “Cranky Pants” for anybody else.

Joeaux: Yeah. Yeah, it’s not…

Marilyn: Because it will make them crankier.

Joeaux: Yeah, yeah. You don’t want to be that reflection for them.

Avoiding Cranky Pants

Marilyn: So remember that whenever you do wake up cranky, you know, it’s always possible to get back into bed and roll over and get out on the other side, huh?

Joeaux: You know, one thing that I do sometimes is I lay in bed, and I just imagine all of my chakras in perfect balance, you know, because sometimes you do. You don’t get a good night’s sleep, like, you know, for some reason you wake up in the middle of the night, right, and you wake up and the first thought is, “Oh, I didn’t get enough sleep.” You kind of go into that pattern. And what I’ll do is I’ll just take a minute to breathe, lay back, and I just envision all my chakras in perfect balance.

Marilyn: I don’t do that before I get out of bed.

Joeaux: I know, you have to have coffee first.

Marilyn: I go…I get up and I drink a big glass of water and just kind of…I just visualize that water going through my body and washing any part of crankiness away and balancing my system, and then I have a cup of coffee.

Joeaux: What do you do when you get cranky? Leave us a comment below and so we can all read what each other does when they get cranky. Because, you know, when you think about it, crankiness is really pretty funny.

Marilyn: It’s ridiculous. Namaste, y’all.

Joeaux: Namaste.

What makes you a cranky pants? How do you get over it? We love to hear from you…Please leave us a comment below!


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4 thoughts on “Cranky Pants

  1. Pamela Jackson says:

    Love, love, love this message. Funny I had a cranky pants day yesterday and wondered how to snap out of it and walla here is your message. I laughed, and laughed some more watching the video and grinning feeling happy as I write this message. Being cranky is rediculous!!! Thank you haha. Love you both

  2. J says:

    I don’t get cranky I gave it up for lent. Ha ha .Seriously years ago. I realized it wasn’t changing anything. Everyday griping and crankiness just takes energy away from everything more delightful like hanging out in nature.
    My brother dumped the entire contents of my parent house into my house,
    I thought
    I was getting my piano , a dining room table and three rugs. Instead without My knowledge two moving trucks traveled across state and deposited all this clutter. At first wow how generous then
    I got despair because of the sheer volume and work of sorting and distributing the contents (mostly to the survival center to help the single parents and others who go there myself at one point being a single parent I empathize) I did start to get cranky but then
    I realized the incredible abundance I had been gifted with . even though it has been a huge amount a additional work and yes cranky stress in my life I get to do a lot of spiritual work around this and realize what you possess possesses you so less is more and the give away is underway..
    Letting go of crankiness ismindfulness and breathing. For me grief and sadness and anger can be below the cranky and grounding and becoming aware and letting go of those emotions releases the cranky . No cranky dwelling.! As you and Bob Newhart said Just stop it.
    After I came back from dying I realized every moment is a gift. The only time I get “cranky” is really at a state of intense fear anxiety ( way beyond cranky)when my trust is betrayed- like when you purchase a new roof and it leaks and the contractor won’t fix it or respond to your emails.
    I realize you have to walk away emotionally , mentally, energetically and let go. I love your reminder to find the celebrate in the situationTotally changed my shame.. Hey I have a house AND a roof , even if it’s brand new and leaks. I am blessed. I am not homeless. God is good. No need to be ,as you put it cranky Thanks for this message. You guys are the best.So helpful.I am so grateful to you all. I celebrate you in my life .Thank you for walking the Earth Journey with me,

  3. Conny Racher says:

    Very funny comments! Had a good laugh:) When I didn’t have a good nights sleep, I take some some homeopathic remedy called Arnica c200 that brings my hormonal system into balance in a very short time. I have my homeopathic remedy kit always with me. Helps me a lot! Lots of love from Austria! And greetings to Mount Shasta!

  4. Lauren Schroeder says:

    I rarely get cranky. When something goes weird, I generally laugh at it, or myself. However when I do get cranky, I recognize I am cranky and I let myself be cranky for a short while. Then I do something like decide not to be cranky, go for a walk, watch an episode of Grace and Frankie so I will laugh, call a friend, read something inspirational. Then I’m no longer cranky.

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