I had a bad day today … not really bad, just worse than normal. It was stressful, I listened to people argue and be combative. More issues were brought up than resolved and people didn’t take responsibility for being part of the problem. These things happen and I get it … but it put me in a bad mood. I work long hours and I’ve earned the right to be in a bad mood.
I got home and I was stomping around the house grumbling, looking for something to eat because despite a full pantry and refrigerator, there wasn’t anything in there. I still hadn’t written my next post, and despite having about 10 partially completed articles sitting in the draft box, I wasn’t in the mood to be helpful, clever, or whatever. Screw it ….
… and then I found my 7 year old daughter Kate’s pile of homework that she had completed earlier today. One of her assignments was to write some sentences about friends. This is what she wrote:
I will be nice to all who have a hard life.
I would not brag to my friends because it would hurt their feelings.
I will give and not receive when in need.
I will help my friends.
I’m not in a bad mood anymore … thanks, Kate.
I rediscovered some perspective today and for that I am grateful. Pretty sure I’ll be able to channel this into some fabulous design for some lucky client.
Cheers and thanks for reading.