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Your coffee was perfect. Your morning routine went smooth. You got ready for work and you felt like you looked like a million bucks. Your honey is extra sweet on the phone. Your commute is smooth. Your meetings all go like clockwork. You hit some bumps, but they end up more like speed bumps than brick walls. You end your day with the best meeting ever. You have a great dinner. Your last errand is a complete shambles, but you are walking to your car singing and shrugging your shoulders knowing it will be okay.
Have you ever had one of those days??
Today is that kind of day for me. I just got home from a long day. It is 7:30 p.m. I am somewhere between high as a kite and exhausted, but I swear if you put me on the stand, I would not be able to honestly answer which was more...it has been a GREAT day. This got me to thinking...
What are those key factors that make or break a day for you? What determines that your day is a 9 out of 10 or a 2? I ask that because everything today was not perfect...not by a long shot, but on par it was a GREAT day. I cannot stop smiling. Hint...that dumb grin of mine is usually an indicator that no matter what, I am having a GREAT day. :)
- Worked Out.
- Phoned or Visited with a Friend.
- Accomplished one thing off your long-term ("C" list for you Franklin Covey users) to do list.
- Wrote a thank you note(s).
- Checked off something on the to do list for making your dream(s) come true.
Today has been a GREAT day, and I am so GLAD. I have great friends and family that push me to my limits, but they also encourage me to dig deeper and find more of myself. What does Heather REALLY want? They push me to find out. They push me to not settle for a life half-lived, half-engaged in, or half-fulfilled. I can't do anything about how much time God will give me on this earth, but I have every opportunity to determine what I make of the time he does give me. I am so glad of that.
I hope you will try the exercise above, and if you do, please give me feedback privately or through comments. I would love to hear your stories. Find the symptoms and characteristics of your BEST days, and then make them your best practice EVERY day. You will be so glad you did.
One more thing....a favorite quote I read today..."The sun shines not on us but in us." ~ John Muir...we should all remember how TRUE that is...
Sunshine Dreams to You ~ Today and Every Day! :)