I have no idea why but I have been in a really good mood all day today, even though I'm still sick (congested and occasionally dizzy) and my commute in was hellish (it was so crowded there was nearly a fight - there was shouting - and my hair, which was down, got caught between two people).
I came in and saw a 2 hour afternoon meeting was cancelled, and realized I'd planned to go to visit my team Oop North on Thursday (and had zero meetings planned). Then I got a cancellation for another meeting. Then I had a half hour meeting (with someone I really respect) about Why I'm Getting The Hell Outta Dodge. It made me feel valued and respected. My lunch date cancelled right afterward, but someone else agreed to move their dinner with me so I could go to another event.
And ... it was weird, like something warm and treacley was spreading out from between my shoulderblades (where I normally store my stress) or even from where my ribs meet (the solar plexus?), but I felt GOOD, warm and relaxed and happy and kind of hopeful, like I pretty much haven't since the last few days after Christmas. And it was an extremely visceral experience of feeling good. I can still feel it.
No, readers, there is no carnal explanation for this. Maybe it's the Day Nurse, maybe it's getting the date set for starting my new job. Maybe it's the start of the Lunar New Year. Whatever it is, if the rest of the Year of the Dragon feels like today does, I could not ask for much more.