We are at Day 10! Who is feeling amazing! I know my mood has been getting increasingly better, my patience has increased, and I’m finding myself just sitting back and smiling thinking about how lovely my little life is. How has your life changed since starting this challenge? I’d love to know!! Just contact me and tell me your story!
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle
Philo of Alexandria
Today’s chapter reminds me of a situation I had just the other night. I went through McDonald’s drive through to get a smoothie, and the woman in the window was far from friendly. She impatiently barked “what would you like” when I ordered, “go to the 2nd window” when I finished telling her my order, said nothing but the amount I owed when I got to the window. She pushed the cup into my hand and all but threw my change at me. I considered telling her to drop the attitude, because I certainly did not deserve such gruff treatment. But then I thought about when I worked retail. I hate to admit, but when I was in college, there were days when all it took was one customer to get me really mad, and I was far from friendly – never rude but not friendly- with the rest of the customers. It wasn’t fair of me, and it isn’t fair of the McDonald’s girl, but she’s young and probably isn’t treated very well by many customers. So I smiled, told her thank you, and wished her a good night. I sincerely meant it, because I felt for her.
Day 10 Exercise
Byrne calls this chapter “Magic Dust Everyone”, because you will be sprinkling magic dust on people by thanking them, directly or in your mind. Choose 10 people you receive services from – your kid’s teacher, your hair dresser, your dentist. – the list goes on – and take a moment to feel grateful for everything they do/have done for you.
Be sure to add 10 items to your thank you list every morning, and hold your rock and say thank you for the best part of the day.