Every time I do one of these posts, I always mention how crazy the previous week was - you know the drill. From meetings to work to everything in between that fill up your calendar. Let's take a step back, shall we? Sometimes it's a little too easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of the week, that you don't stop and look around you and appreciate the little moments that make you smile. I'm guilty.
I actually just left the gym early (which I never do) because I didn't feel so great. I ran a mile, did a few steps in my ab routine, and decided I was over it. I usually would beat myself up for it (yes, I'm highly competitive), but I didn't. Instead, you know what I did? I went to Sunflour Bakery for an iced vanilla latte. As I was waiting for my "treat myself" moment (which was free because I had loyalty points. Hey, they say everything happens for a reason. I'll take that as a sign.), this older couple kept shoving past me in the small cafe. It wasn't just once or twice, but multiple times. I started to get a little annoyed. I'm a stickler for people saying excuse me, and you know, actually being polite - but I gave it a rest. After all, I knew that I was in one of my little moods (you suck, time-of-the-month). As I walked out of the shop, I was behind the couple. Right as I thought to myself: oh this guy is not going to hold the door for me. He did. I was wrong.
Needless to say, I took a step back and decided to switch my mood. Yes, maybe I didn't feel that great. Yes, maybe that couple did annoy me in the coffee shop, but sometimes all it takes is a sweet gesture to make you realize it's really not the end of the world and it certainly shouldn't ruin your day. Instead of not saying thank you, I did and proceeded to say how gorgeous the day was. The woman, immediately said it was one of the most beautiful days and to savor it before they disappear. As I left the shop, I smiled to myself. The woman couldn't have been more right. Savor the moments that make you smile, make your heart happy because they don't have to be fleeting moments of happiness. As I walked out of the cafe with my iced vanilla latte, I knew she was spot on.
Sometimes all it takes is a little reminder to find the positive in the every day, and to appreciate those little moments that make you smile...