Wednesday, May 23, 2012

It was one of those days

One of those days where things were just not going right. I was having a tough time at work. Everything seemed like a chore, even the simplest most benign things, like a weighty dragged out chore. I couldn't wait for the day to be done with so I can just go home and sit on my couch.
Definitely did NOT feel like working out. This was going to be an official mopping day. 
I stopped at McDonald's to drown my sorrows in a box mcnuggets. As I'm sitting there, indulging in my fried food fix, I overhear a kid behind me saying something about a dentist. I turn around. I'm a dentist btw, hence why I turned. And there's a kid I treated that day. 
"The dentist was nice to me today. You know the dentist at the school? Yeah. She was nice to me".
And there you have it. Instant turn around. I felt better. At least I made one person feel good today. And now I felt better. Didn't want to mope around for no reason so off to the gym I went, had a good workout and had an okay day after all.
But what if I had opted for a healthier meal, as I totally should have, instead of McDonald's? Then I wouldn't have overheard anything. I would have taken my hard day and dwelled on it and kept the negativity going, and probably passed it on to someone else! But it's not because I wouldn't have heard it that he wouldn't have said it, or liked how I treated him that day. 
Well that was an eye opening moment for me, so I felt like sharing. Maybe when I have something nice to say about someone, I'll say it in my outdoor voice next time. Who knows who's listening and maybe I'll make their day. 
Thanks kid.

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