I feel like I have a little secret today (or maybe two).
It’s my Birthday.
And it is my one year anniversary at my job.
But no one at work knows... so in essence, today feels like just another day.
However, in honor of my secret I have decided to name today “Happy Day”. A day not about me, but about others. If I can make them smile and feel happy, then my day is made.
“Beautiful top, lovely colors, and it’s a match for the eyeshadow!”
The dear elderly lady tapped me on the arm, blushing, smiling like a prize-winning child.
”Hey, just let that roll off your shoulders.”
The distressed cleaner shrugged and nodded, agreeing that there was nothing she could do about it. She does her job, does it well, and can’t control how others speak to her.
Makes me mad.
So today I let her vent, get it all off her chest. After a good 10 minutes she finally exhaled and smiled, eyes twinkling, as she said goodbye.
”Hi, how are you? Gorgeous day... finally, right?!”
I passed by one of our contractors as I headed home for lunch. Both of us exchanging big smiles as we acknowledged the breezy warmth of this first day of May.
And to think I’m only half way through, and already my day is made!
One life, one journey, one dot at a time... making sense of it all from the inside, out.