What a deal!
I bought a bag of fresh bagels
and got some free motivation on the side.
The past two days had included
countless hours of driving and flying home
from family vacation,
and then a night in the ER with a sick baby.
Needless to say,
I was tired.
After the cashier rang up my bag of bagels,
“Do you have everything you need?”
I nodded yes.
“Ok, then I guess your only job
is to have a perfect day.”
He smiled and I smiled back,
repeating his words in my head.
I absolutely have everything I need,
and so many blessings on top of that.
And the one and only person
who can make my day perfect
That’s easy to say
when my day is going well;
it’s harder to do
in the face of life’s little challenges.
But I was reminded
right there in the bagel shop
that no person or circumstance
can make me have a bad day.
I get to choose
how to react.
I have the power to decide.
No matter what’s on my to-do list
or how many curve balls come my way,
my most important job
is to have a perfect day.