3 Facts for the Day

28 01 2013

1. Some days you wake up and you just want to pretend the day doesn’t have to proceed. Your eyes are burning. You don’t feel rested. You’re not looking forward to what lies ahead. You just wish there was something different in store for the day than what it holds in reality. I’ve discovered that how you approach your day, the attitude with which you clothe yourself, can mold your day into something better than you imagined. Approach your day with joy.
2. On my way to work this morning I sang joyfully along to the radio. Working on a Sunday is not my dream day, but I approached the challenge with a joyful heart. When on my unit, I smiled big. I sang a lot. I helped others. To often, even today, I see nurses who don’t even try to mask the fact that they are burnt out and despise their job. It’s really sad to see someone touch another human being that they are supposed to be taking care of, and handle them with a rough touch and a frown on their face. A bad attitude is dangerously contagious. On the other hand, a smile and a spirit of joy can go a long way to encourage others and lift them up. It is even therapeutically healing to the soul and body.
3. When I got home, the baby was asleep and Chloe and Marlie were in the tub. Too often when Ben and I greet each other after work lately, the hustle and bustle of parenthood only allow a brief welcome home and brush on the cheek. Tonight when I walked in, he took me in a warm embrace and held me tight. We didn’t break the embrace immediately, but rather held it a long time. He brushed his hands through my hair as he held me. It felt so good, so precious, so natural, and such a joy. I loved on my girl. I fed my baby and was rewarded with sweet, first smiles. I started my day with joy. I walked in that same joy throughout the day. I was rewarded with joy at the end of my day. I didn’t always approach my day this way. I had to learn the hard way, to use this method. I encourage you to try it out. You won’t regret it, and the only thing you have to lose is a bad attitude.
That is all 🙂

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