On my way to work this morning, I realized that I had forgotten my water bottle so I stopped at a coffee shop to buy one (tsk-tsk, I know!). There was a busy line up but the guy at the counter was calm and together when taking my order. He genuinely asked how my day was going so far. He took his time with me, even though there were people obviously rushing to get their day started behind me. I appreciated this, and smiled back giving a genuine and happy answer. We had a brief conversation which already began to make my day because I felt that he actually cared. A perfect stranger, building a connection in that moment. That’s all it took to bring about a happy and smiling heart.
When I was leaving, he said, “Take care! And have the best day of your life!“. I smiled, and said, “Yeah“, pause + bigger smile, “Have the best day of YOUR life too!” I left smiling ear to ear feeling inspired to give just a little bit more today. I was thankful.
Why wouldn’t I have the best day of my life? I had a choice at that moment to bring an attitude with me into the day. I chose the BEST attitude I could. Who knows when our last day might be? We might as well make the most of EVERY conversation, every encounter, every interaction, every MOMENT. All of these are precious. All of these connections. We often take each of these for granted, but we never know. We never know when they might not be there anymore. So make THIS day the best day of your life. Choose this attitude today. Smile in this moment. You have a choice. Choose what’s best for you and what will make someone else have the best day of their life too. Look around you and re-discover all of the blessings that are at your fingertips. Be thankful.
One other thing I took from my yoga class last night was this: If you don’t know how to pray, or if you don’t have anyone to pray too, just be thankful. That’s all. Have the best day of your life and be thankful.
Smile with your heart!
Pictures are of the sunset at English Bay (I love this city!)