Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

The right side of the bed -

This morning I decided to get up on the other side of the bed than I usually hop out of.  I always get out on the left side of the bed but this morning I hopped out on the right, and then,  I thought what is this about getting up on the "wrong side of the bed," so thanks to Google, here it is.  So, by this account, I usually get up on the wrong side of the bed, and yet, most of the time, I don't believe I am a Grumpy Gus.  

GET UP ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE BED - "The wrong side of the bed is the left side, according to a superstition that goes back to the time of the Romans. People have been saying other people 'got up on the wrong side of the bed,' 'awoke surly or grouchy,' for well over three centuries now, usually not knowing the real meaning of what they are saying, but the equally old expression 'got up left foot forward' tells the story. The supposedly sinister nature of the left is reflected in many English superstitions and expressions, such as the belief that it is unlucky to put your left shoe first, or to walk into a house left foot first. The Romans, especially Augustus Caesar, were very careful that they got up on the right side of the bed, but there is no evidence that they were less grouchy than anyone else." From "Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins" by Robert Hendrickson (Facts on File, New York, 1997).

Some consider the right side of the body to be the conscious side and the left side to represent the unconscious, so by that accounting, it is best to rise with awareness which makes sense, though, as I say, I have been rising on the left side for years.  Perhaps, I choose to keep my unconscious light!!

May this day shine with joy.   Spring is here!


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