And sometimes for no apparent particular reason.
When I took the infamous "Spiritual gifts" test a while back, in order to determine my most likely Spiritual gift, I 'scored' the same for the two Spiritual gifts: Exhortation and Teaching.
Which can sometimes be ironic in my life (specifically, when it comes to my gift of exhortation):
Because who is around to encourage the encourager??
Am I suppose to encourage others to be an encouragement to me??
Doesn't that defeat the purpose??
What's a discouraged encourager suppose to do??
Other than eat a [much-too-large-for-you] ice cream cone and look through a bunch of Far Side comics...
It's just one of those days.