Wow… yesterday was a long day. I left the house at 7 am and didn’t return until 11 pm. It was a frustrating day too. It seemed like every little thing I did, every place I attempted to be, I just missed by seconds or minutes. Each store took longer than I expected, even if I called and ordered things a day in advance. Traffic was bad all day. Errands I needed to do in a couple hours had to be finished long after I was done with work. However, I did my best to keep smiling. I helped the new guy learn how to mix my paint. I loaded my own lumber with a smile even though they called someone to help me. I smiled through all the “help” and quietly fixed what I could. I will have to admit I shed a couple tears on the way home out of pure exhaustion.
Today will be a long day at CET. I will be patient. I will be grateful for the lessons that help me earn a little extra at the end of my long day. And I will gratefully fall into bed when the day is over.
I guess my act of kindness for today will be cultivating an attitude of gratitude.