So today brought an interesting experience.
After working like a crazy woman to meet a goal for my #Plexus plant based supplement biz, I made a run to the grocery store. I ran into 3 women at the grocery store…
(Now mind you…yesterday was a rough day that included a migraine out of control, vomiting, dehydration and an ER visit…so I’m not looking my best as I’m still not quite a 100% today.)
Woman #1 said: “You look bedraggled (is that a word?)!” (ps I don’t know this woman very well.)
Woman #2 said: “Hi!” and we exchanged “Happy New Year’s!” This woman and I have known each other for a while now in fact she used to work for me but we don’t get to see each other as often as I’d like.
Woman #3 said: “Hi! How are you?” and we exchanged stories about having no plans for New Year’s Eve…I told her the first woman’s comments as I jokingly fluffed up my hair and we laughed it off. This woman and I have been good friends for many years.
When I got home, I found that Woman #2 had sent me a message which read: “Hi Patty, I was in a crabby mood in the grocery store, but after seeing your beautiful smile, it brightened my spirit, thank you! Have a Happy New Year!!!”
It made me sit back and think about how I view other people: what is my perspective on the world? Do I see people at their worst? Or do I see the beauty in others and let it warm me? Do I laugh with others or focus on our woes?
I like to think I see the best in others, but not always…and sometimes it’s really easy to focus on the bad things happening and forget there is still good things happening too.
So for this last day of 2018, I pledge to work on being the best me that I can be…and in that process may I see the best in you and be a source of happiness in your life.