Lex Barrie


“You will never have a completely bad day if you show kindness at least once” 

You know those days when you wake up and wonder, why did I wake up at all? Well, there is a reason. Perhaps a God or a spiritual figure blessed you to wake up or maybe it was simply a good or bad coincidence.

Now if I was to start my day this way, I would have sudden bursts of uncontrollable anger that I would not be able to contain. Mostly it’s because I choose not to contain them, but that’s a different story.

Where I work, I am required to talk to other life forms. I have never been a huge people person. Sometimes it overwhelms me. If you try to imagine being angry and then having to talk to people when you already struggle, you can imagine my bad days. I don’t really like to think of them as bad days. But if I had to choose between a day when I could stay in bed or struggle, I would stay in bed with the covers over my head.

I came across this quote this morning though. It resonated with me, because it speaks truth. If you take these so called “bad days” and make it a personal goal to make someone else feel good, you will find that the day might be that much sweeter.

My mom used to do this when she worked at a family restaurant. There was many a time when miserable people came into the restaurant. But they never got to my mom. Even on the days when I thought, there is no way that person has ever smiled in their life, my mom found a way, simply by being kind.

There is nothing that could make a person more happy than taking a bad day and trying to make it better. Trust me and my mom! So even if you feel like the world is crashing down on you, smile a little. Maybe not a lot, but just a little and you’ll get through any type of bad day.

August 9, 2018

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