This morning I had grand plans to get up and work out. I even laid out my clothes ahead of time. I had the water bottle ready and the shoes by the front door. Then 5:40 came around and my bed was just too cozy. I started the morning down on myself as I had already put myself behind on my goals for the day. I went to get in the shower and there was no hot water left and my mood continued to get worse. I was getting mad at myself for being angry because there was nothing really I could be angry about. I was already in the cycle of negative thinking and I was ready to crawl back in bed and give it a better try in a few hours. Unfortunately, I am part of the working class and had to be somewhere this morning so getting back in bed was not an option. I had to suck it up, get dressed, and get moving.
The Husband and I got everything together this morning and decided to grab a quick bite out so that we wouldn’t leave dishes in the sink all day. As I headed to get my car out the garage IT HAPPENED! A neighbor that I have never met complimented my dress choice for the day. I have never met this person and just was ready to say the obligatory “Good Morning” and be on my way and she stopped me to give me a compliment. I don’t think this woman knows what kind of mood I was in but she brightened my day. Just one compliment from a stranger and I had to realize that my day was going to be ok.
Even though I felt behind on my goals, we had successfully gotten out of the door in one piece, have jobs to go to, and a little extra cash to grab breakfast out. So what if I didn’t get my workout in this morning, I will do it when I get home. So what if I started my day in a crumby mood. It doesn’t mean I can’t change today.
Just remember that a compliment to a stranger (or a friend) may go further than you think! And remember, you are great!