Whether we have had the best day ever or the worst day ever, there is something good that comes out of that day. Sometimes we have those days, and we can all relate to them, that just do not go as planned and nothing seems right. Life throws obstacles in the way, and you have to react in some way. Other days, it feels like we cannot get ourselves in gear, and it seems like we are stuck. Regardless how ready you are for the day, nothing is for sure, but you do have control over your attitude.
When I am having a bad day I try to turn it around and find the good in it. Last week I could not get in the swing of things, and all I could do was look forward to the weekend. On this particular day, I felt like I was in a fog, and the day seemed sluggish. As I trudged through my classes and focused on the ticking hands of classroom clocks, I realized I needed to do something to find the good in this day. I decided that maybe a coffee would do the trick, so I headed over to the Student Union. This is when I saw my day becoming a little brighter. The Starbuck’s worker who took my order was in the highest of spirits and had a beaming and enthusiastic smile about her. She did not know I was having a rough day and her kindness was the exact thing I needed to see. And while it seems stereotypical of a college student to be recharged after a cup of coffee, the coffee was not the variable to change my attitude, it was the kindness of someone who was obviously having a better day than I was. From this point on, my day was looking up, and it got even better when my last class for the day was cancelled. My weekend had arrived in an instant.
So while my day was never horrible by any means, I was not feeling myself, and I did not like it. It is easy to wake up in a bad mood and stay that way, but we cannot let it stand in the way of finding good in every day. The Starbuck’s worker had no idea she was an encouragement to me, but I received a blessing from her kindness. This goes to show kindness is everything, and even a small act can certainly make a change in someone’s world.
I am making it my mission this week to be the kindness someone needs to turn their week around for the better. In finding goodness in each day, it does not have to be a big thing; it just needs to be genuine and meaningful to you. For me, a smile was simply enough. Discover the good in every day.
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