This morning, I woke up. Not everyone in this world had this privilege. No, today I am still breathing. I get to see the multi-colors of the sunrise, and feel the cool morning breeze across my skin. I am blessed to have this opportunity. We are blessed. We should never take waking up for granted, no matter our situation.
Today we get to join the herd of cars that flood the streets, as we go to work. We get to choose how we interact. Are we forgiving when others are oblivious to those around them? Or, are we polite and courteous? Do we drive in a rush, or are we chillaxed and enjoying the drive? One contains less stress than the other. When we get to work, do we greet our coworker with a smile, or do we put up the shield and brick wall? Our interaction with others says a lot about who we are. Never take people for granted. We would never want to be taken for granted. Open doors for others. Reach back and hold the door for those behind you. Smile. Ask others how they are doing? Listen to their tone. The tone of voice they use says more than their words. Did they look at us, or did they refrain from making eye contact? At lunch, tell the lady at the register to have a beautiful day. She doesn’t get hear it enough. Back at work, pass out appreciations in person. Take a moment to walk off lunch and make quick chat with others, letting them know that you appreciate their work, or their assistance. Back at our desk, or station, we finish the last of our daily objectives. I must admit that I don’t look smiley and happy when I’m at my desk. I have my game face on. It keeps those that what to talk football at bay. If someone wants to stop by to hand me a report to file, or to say thanks, that is most welcomed. We should always be polite, but honest. If someone is keeping us from work, we should let them know. (Politely and professionally, of course). Soon it will be time to join the automotive herd as we drive back home. Once again, are we driving let the maniacs that we are complaining about? Really? Simmer down cowboy. Your house isn’t going anywhere. Take the time to enjoy the ride home. It’s not a race. If you want to have fun, drive 3 mph over the speed limit with your flashers on. You get a point for everyone that passes you. (check local legalities, if you’re concerned). Once we are at home, don’t talk about work. If asked “How was work?”, keep the response to one or two words. Do not talk about work at home. Take the time to unwind and relax. Do not watch the news or evening TV shows. They are designed to get a reaction out of you. This is time to relax. Would you put cartoons on for your kids during nap time? No, we know our kids would watch TV instead of nap. Same goes for us as adults. Go to bed early and wake up early. And be thankful that we woke up. Not everyone in this world had this privilege.