It's been one of those cold days, you know? One step outside, and your hands feel like icicles. Yet, there are a million and one things to be done.
As is my custom on the Wednesdays following a chemo treatment, I'm off today for a day of rest. I generally work Mondays and Tuesdays following a treatment, but by the third day, I'm wiped out and need some downtime.
This morning, I awoke to a drafy 50-year-old house with stopped up drains, a dog with a skin problem, a car in need of an oil change, and a pile of laundry waiting to be folded. I decided to take the car to the shop first-thing so that I could go back home and spend the remainder of my day on the couch. What should have been a quick trip, ended up taking 3 hours. In the midst of my waiting, my mood somehow went south.
Why is it that these mundane things that life requires of us can ruin a good day faster than anything else? These are the things that turn us cold towards others. We get so wrapped up in our schedules and what we planned to do with our time and money, that the smallest inconvenience can rapidly rob our joy.
My question to you today, is, how do you stay joyful in the midst of mundane? What do you do to make sure that you are always ready with a warm greeting and cozy smile?