Do you ever have one of those days where your day starts out just awful? You're running late, you spill coffee over yourself, you're having a bad hair day...one of those types of days? Those types of days are my favorite and no, I'm not being sarcastic. When I have one of those types of mornings I tell myself with much enthusiasm that it's going to be a great day. That I've filled my quota for mishaps so I only have good things to look forward to.
Silly as it seems, it works. It's not that nothing unfortunate happens for the rest of the day. I may trip and fall on my face or forget my lunch, but it doesn't seem to matter once I've taken on the attitude that it's going to be a great day.
Today is one of those days. This morning when I hit my snooze button to sleep-in I mis-calibrated the time and thought it was 10 minutes earlier than it actually was. I was nearly finished with my routine by the time I realized I needed to have left the house already. I had to skimp on my make-up routine and jump in the car and I made it to work just on time. I realize that if I had given myself a larger window of time to arrive and prepare for work this wouldn't have happened, but that is a conversation for another day.
Once I clocked in, I was a happy camper. "Today is going to be a good day," I told myself and it has been. I had an unexpected meeting that gave me a chance to talk with my co-workers (whom I love) for a good two hours and I'm in such a good mood that I found myself humming during my free time, something I haven't done in quite some time. Now I just found out that my favorite American TV show, Arrested Development, is coming out with a new season!!!
Good things have happened today, but even so it could have been a bad day if I didn't have the right attitude. I've had days where wonderful things happen but it's still just a bad day. It's not the events in your life or even your circumstances that make the day a good one. It's your attitude. I've had horrible jobs where I went in with a smile and a good attitude and I was able to come out of it still smiling. Now of course that's not always going to work. There are going to be days that are just going to be worse than others.
Ideally I would love to have the same attitude every day that things are going to get better and I'm working on it, but for now I am making sure to take the time and appreciate when I am having a good day and today I am.