It’s The Little Things

It’s the little things that make a difference.  Yesterday, I posted about the problems with being a writer. The biggest problem being, that you actually have to write and that isn’t always easy. I’ll admit, I was having an off day … the words wouldn’t come for love nor money. Rather than step away from the computer, I plugged away at it and got nowhere.  This morning, I wrote for an hour and have already reached my minimum daily word count. Go me. (Now I’m off to work for a couple hours and shall write more when I get home.)

Whoa! Wait! That isn’t where this post was supposed to go.

The little things. I was going to talk about how the little things can change your day around. How they can turn your day from clouds to sunshine.

Have you ever had those days when you wake up just itching for a fight? Every now and then I get up on the wrong side of the bed and spend the day stalking around looking for someone to kill. (Metaphorically speaking.) I think it must be the result of stress related dreams. A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to a girlfriend about how grumpy I was. She invited me over for tea and cookies to unwind. (Yes, food is the way to my heart.) When I got there, she had popped out to the store and bought me flowers. Aw! How sweet is it to have friends like that? It really did make my day better. Thanks K.

After I made my ranting post yesterday, the Spawn (as I call my children) called me to cheer me up. I guess she was bored at work and was surfing the web. Up to that point, I didn’t even know she read my blog, guess I better watch what I write from now on. Anyway, she said, “Aw, you sounded sad and grumpy in your post, so I called to cheer you up.” How sweet is that? Gotta love my kids. Thanks W.

Last night, I was chatting with a friend. When I told him I was grumpy and bitchy, he went out of his way to cheer me up and make me smile. By the end of our conversation, I was feeling much better. What a special treat when someone cares enough to take the time to make you smile. Thanks G.

It doesn’t take much to turn a bad day around or to turn my frown upside-down. A couple kind words, a phone call, or maybe a kick in the pants. Thanks to everyone who makes that effort!