Thursday, January 1, 2015

"The best day of my life"

Those who know me know about my little Sunday routine. I take the bus to the shopping plaza on the other side of town, have lunch at Firehouse Subs where I don't usually eat and then cross the street to do my groceries at Publix. On some concussions I  get there earlier than on others, but whenever that is, between then and 5 pm which is when the last bus runs, it's "me time". For a few hours I leave the world behind. All my stress, all the things I need to get to. There's no foundation I need to strategize about, no clients, no filings, not until the bus comes back around. Nowhere to rush to. I can just walk around, talk to people, look, admire and browse. Grocery shopping can be really exciting if you just let it go. This is where I get inspired, this is when I recharge my batteries About two weeks ago I was pouring myself a drink when a lady at a table with a bunch of kids decided to say hi to me. So, as you do I asked her how her day was. I thought she looked familiar, but I didn't recognize her. Perhaps we have the same routine.  Really happy people say "Wonderful", "Great" or "Blessed", but she said: "I'm having the best day of my life". Not something you hear every day, so I decided to inquire a bit about it. Was there something that made this day so special? A unique event? Great news? Something  life changing that by a crazy twist of fate I got to be a part of? "Every day is the best day of my life"-she replied and smiled. And it really made me think. Perhaps having a good day is us simply deciding that it is. Maybe the positive attitude, getting up in the morning with a simple resolution that today's going to be great can change our outlook and make things happen for us. Perhaps we control more than we realize, maybe the key to our happiness is how we approach things. You can have a good day just as easily as you can make it a bad one and then they do say that life is what you make it. I wanted to share this short story with everyone and to wish them a Happy New Year. As naive as that may be I know I'm energized. I have great plans and I feel that great things are coming my way. And maybe that's all we need. I hope you're having the best day of your life and this Year turns out to be the best one ever. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. And if you see me eating a sandwich, don't be affraid to say hi.

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