Within the monastery, Sister Mary had always embodied elegance and patience. She was a dedicated nun with a calm demeanor. However, something peculiar occurred on this particular morning. She was startled out of her calm slumber by an odd sense of tension.
Sister Mary set about her daily routine, donning her plain nun’s habit and tying up her practical shoes, determined to get rid of this strange feeling. As she made her way to the kitchen to get ready for breakfast, her steps left a faint echo in the convent’s hallway.
Sister Margaret, another nun, was walking when she came across her. Sister Margaret smiled and teased her, “Someone got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning!”
Sister Mary smiled politely but decided to disregard the comment after being startled by it. She kept walking in the hopes that her strange morning mood would fade.
She came into Sister Agnes as she continued down the corridor, though, and she said the same thing, “Someone got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning!”
Every nun she encountered proceeded to make the puzzling remarks. Sisters Cecilia, Theresa, Maria, and Angela all gave her the same enigmatic greeting; each smile appeared to be concealing an inside joke.
Sister Mary was able to control her annoyance until she reached the end of the hallway. She had been ferociously determined due to her growing curiosity and the phrase’s unsettling repetition.
Her normally sweet manner replaced with a furious determination, she pushed open the door to the head sister’s office without hesitation. Sister Catherine, the head nun, raised an eyebrow, ready to dispense her usual pearls of wisdom.
Sister Mary erupted in a fit of rage before she could finish her sentence, saying, “DON’T YOU DARE TELL ME I GOT UP ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE BED THIS MORNING! I’m tired of hearing it since that’s all I’ve heard this morning.
I was going to say nothing of the sort! “, Sister Catherine said coolly after being startled by the outburst. I only intended to inquire, “Why do you wear the bishop’s slippers?
In her morning haze, Sister Mary had in fact mistakenly donned the bishop’s distinctive slippers for her own sensible shoes. She stared down in surprise as she recognized this. Sister Catherine and she both started laughing as her rage vanished.
Sister Mary’s strange morning attitude vanished as the mistake was immediately cleared up and laughing filled the space. It ended up being a day of good humor and a reminder that even within the austere confines of the convent, a little laughter could do its own miracles.