Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day
“What are your highlights of the day?” A friend and I often ask each other. Talking about our highlights begins a wonderful and interesting conversation that captures the inspiring, beautiful, simple and special moments of the day. It’s in these conversations that anecdotes of love, appreciation and joy are shared.
It can be easy to focus on the stressful, challenging or negative aspects of a day and pour them onto others with the first available opportunity. Whenever I do this however, it never feels great and seems to perpetuate a stressful and negative feeling. Reminiscing with others on the moments in a day that light us up creates a positive space for sharing that is always an absolute delight.
No matter what is happening in your world, there is always something good that can be found in each and every day. Enjoy noticing the wonderful moments in your day. Have fun sharing these moments with those in your life by first asking them about the highlights of their day. Tell me a moment of goodness or a highlight that you’ve experienced in your day. It’s a wonderful conversation that I’d love to share with you.
Three hours of cajoling my family to get ready so we can go out and enjoy the day. Exhausting! Listening to siblings bickering on the way to the city, while trying to concentrate on the road. Frustrating! But I know when we get to wherever we’re going, it will be worth it. The highlights of the day; sitting together enjoying ice-cream, walking around beautiful gardens talking nonsense – just enjoying being together, a game of basketball and a bike ride after dinner. There is no such thing as a perfectly smooth happy day when you have a family; it’s full of emotional ups and downs. But the ups always out way the downs and that’s what I reminisce about and makes me smile at the end of the day.