In the morning
“Be pleasant until ten o’clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.” –Elbert Hubbard
When I first read this quote, I thought, “I really need to take that advice to heart, and try to do that.” The next thing I thought was, “Hey, one way to do that would be to sleep until ten a.m.!” Needless to say, I’m NOT a morning person!
It is surprising, though, how much a pleasant attitude can change an entire day. Whether it’s our own or someone else’s cheerfulness, a congenial spirit can enhance happy times and ameliorate bad ones. I’ve noticed when I make the effort to be courteous rather than grouchy, it seems to get much easier as I go along, with each smile or kind word lifting my own mood even if no one else notices.
I hope you have a wonderful day today, but even if you don’t, try Hubbard’s little piece of advice, and feel free to let me know how it goes. You can ask me how I did, too. Nothing like a little accountability to give myself some incentive.
One year ago today