Friday, March 27, 2009

you make a choice....good day or bad??

T and I had a very interesting conversation this morning......I am a morning person....most often I jump out of bed with a spring in my step ready to tackle the day....I love my hour in the morning where I workout....have my breakfast look around on the computer and chat with my Mom.....T on the other hand.......is the exact opposite.........he slowly gets out of bed at the last possible moment....he keeps the lights dim, doesn't really want to chat... just has some breaky, watches some sports and gradually starts his day!

The first time we actually "meet" in the morning is when I am about to start the hair part of my ritual......so as you can see I have already accomplished a lot by this time in the morning..(hehe, not a jab at all you lazy morning people...:))....... I am awake, aware and raring to go.......well this morning like most mornings T had his usual blank stare on as he climbed what you would think was Mount Everest by the look on his face but is actually only a few stairs.......and I ask "whats wrong".........now I know what the reply is going to be, because it is the same every morning.... but I continue to ask the question just because I think the answer is so funny........ "its morning time that's whats wrong!

That is usually where this conversation ends.....I laugh and we carry on.....but today he sat down beside me and said....."okay miss always chipper in the morning"....we then started discussing the fact that your attitude in the morning can really play a big part in the rest of your day! T said... Michelle, someone once told me that when you wake up in the morning you have a choice, you can choose to have a good day or you can choose to have a bad day.....
hmmmm yes that is right and that is definitely how I try to start all my days.........but I sort of jokingly replied with "well that is all great.....but sometimes certain people end up in the middle of your great, happy, good mood day and just piss on it".......:)

A favorite saying of my Dad's is... after asking him how his day is going......he glances at his watch and says..."good, so far really good but there is still(as he points to his watch) lots of time for some trouble"....lol...now I don't want you to get the wrong idea........my Dad is about the most positive, calm caring person you will ever meet.......but he runs a big company, so there is always something brewing....you just never know when "the shit will hit the fan"another quote from my Dad!!!! lol

AHHHHH that is what has happened to me today..the fan the shit...yep it hit alright...seriously after T and I chatted my plan was, I was going to take on this day and have a great calm awesome day.....happy happy happy.....no stress, enjoy my clients...I had a much calmer schedule today than I have the past few days so I was really looking forward to not being CRAZY...like let me give you a picture here.....not being so crazy that you are constantly 5 mins behind...not eating all day...having to reapply your deodorant due to the fact that you are stressed out...ahhhhhh....lol and most of all today I was not going to let little staff issues get to me!!! Well.......wishful thinking....this has been the chain of events thus far and I am currently writing this at 10:00AM......that's right the day still has a ton of potential.....

-receptionist calls in sick.........oh boy now that would be enough to make a perfectly good day go south really fast....

-12 messages on the machine to return at 8:45, (and no receptionist to do it...okay I guess that means I'm doing double duty today).....what the heck how could that many people have already called today....don't get me wrong hopefully they are all calling wanting an appt.....

-next up 5 cancellations for the day....that means a few stylists sitting around with nothing to do.........never a good thing

- discover deposit from last night is short short short......ahhhh drive me crazy.........did anyone pass grade nine math here....like the class that they teach you how to count back change???

okay there is more but that is enough...I won't bore you with the little details, you get the picture............for some reason this week, there have been soooo many challenges for me at work. I'm not sure what is going on.......is it a full moon...am I expecting too much from the people that work for me.........I just don't know......
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It is now the end of the day...8:30pm......I am finally home from work.......what a day.....it continued to be crazy......I did have to reapply my deodorant and the final straw was when a police officer came into the shop about 5 mins before we were about to finally lock the door looking for my tenants entrance.........it was almost laughable.........like what now.....I have no idea what he wanted and I am pretty sure I don't want to know.........:)

So on my way home from work I started thinking about what T and I had been chatting about this morning..........does waking up and thinking positive thoughts make your day better....well I don't know......you can't really control all the stuff that is going on around you...people are going to be sick...coworkers are going to drive you crazy.....but in the end for me... I drove home with a smile on my face, just remembering our conversation this morning...
I am so lucky.....all my days are "good", I get to start and end them with my best friend, who always makes me laugh.....even at the crack of dawn......so for me it is an obvious choice....I am going to have a good day...no matter what....no matter how much stress happens in the middle!!!

I hope you all get to spend time with someone that makes you wake up and choose to have a good day!!!
m :)

3 comments:

Bert said...

well... I guess it was you today that made me have a good one... since I think I spent 75% of it sitting in your chair hehe...
don't worry... I loved every min of it!

BB said...

I am more like T in the morning. Hubbs is like you. He literally wakes up singing. Drives me mad! I always think your mood plays a role. Sometimes I have bad days just because of my mood, vice versa also. But, like you said, you can't control those external factors.

Erica said...

I'm a night owl. I'm singing and chipper at midnight. I want to rearrange the furniture at 1 am. I have to take meds to help me sleep. So, I'm with T in the morning...I'm dragging. But I'm definitely the more optimistic of the two and I always have good days. Hubby, on the other hand, gets up with no problem but will have let out 15 exasperated sighs before I've finished brushing my teeth. ;) He's a pessimist (he says realist) and he definitely doesn't see the excitement of a new day. I'm working on that...it's a work in progress! LOL

Erica