The little things, even as simple as a smile, can change your whole outlook for the day. A few days ago I got a parking ticket.
Yup…a small blue envelope, tucked right under the wiper blade, for me to find. I pulled it out and sat back in the car. Before I opened it, I took a moment and smiled. After all, I had decided to sleep in another half hour. I took my time getting ready for work. I even packed myself a healthy lunch (something I usually do not have time for because I’m always running late).
So the reason for the ticket was that morning was Street Sweeping day and your car is ticketed after 9:00 am. I took full responsibility for getting the ticket and I was having a wonderful morning. I opened the envelope and to my surprise, instead of a $100-300-fine my ticket was only $38. The rest of my day went pretty much the same way. Challenges were greater with a laugh or a smile and solutions came easily and quickly.
Yes…it’s the little things. So S M I L E.