Some days are not great. The car won’t start, you get a parking ticket, the dog barfs on the rug, the fast food joint gets your order wrong. We all have days like that, and many of us are not shy about sharing them. Certain walrii (ahem) have been known to complain long and loud about such days when they happen.
But how often do we take the time to appreciate the days that go right? Not the spectacular days when the world is at your feet — those are rare and special. But sometimes, days just kinda go well in lots of small ways.
Every once in a while, the little things that go well start piling up. You’re pleasantly surprised by the amount in your checking account. Lunch is tasty. You have time (and the cash — see above) to stop on your way back to work for that special coffee indulgence from the little corner shop. Then to top it off, a favorite song plays on the car radio and you do your best to howl along with Warren Zevon on “Werewolves of London.” (and trust me, some of us are, to quote Tom Petty, sublime.)
No, it’s not winning the lottery. It’s not getting a new car, welcoming a new family member, getting a new job or anything that big. But the little things all conspire in a way to make you say “Yeah. This is a good day.”
It’s far too easy to get lost in the day-to-day routines. We lose sight of just how many of those good days we have. Maybe it’s time to step back and smell the coffee — breathe deeply, it’s dark roast.
It’s a good day in Walrustropolis. How’s YOUR day going?