Today has been a normal day: I woke up, took the kids to school, and got my car’s oil changed. While getting my car’s oil changed, the staff at the location I chose were friendly and funny. We shared a few laughs and I drove away with a smile on my face.
Sometimes such small interactions truly make your day better. A morning can transition from “ho-hum” to joyful when you share some laughs with another person, even if they are a complete stranger. Small moments of connection are precious, like beautiful gems sprinkled throughout the river of life. Their value should not be underestimated.
As soon as I got home I took 5 minutes to leave a quick online review for the establishment that had made such an impression on my day. It was short and to the point, but I felt good putting out some gratitude into the universe for such a nice experience.
Today, if you have the energy to do so, share a smile or a kind word when you normally wouldn’t. Leave a quick review for a business you appreciate. Put some kindness and gratitude out into the world to thank those that fuel us with their kindness.
I’ll leave you with one last gratitude of my own: thank you for reading this blog. It is small and inconsistent, but it brings me joy to know that you are here. I appreciate you and hope the absolute best for you.