I never saw the Dirty Harry movies with the famous line of “Make My Day,” but I’ve certainly heard of them. I believe he said it in a confrontational fashion – someone had done him or others wrong, and he challenged them to ‘Make his day’ so he could finish it off.
When I think of ‘Make My Day’, I think of happy things, smiles, laughter, hugs, silliness, and simply enJOYing life. I LOVE making peoples day such as bringing a smile to someone’s face, saying a kind word, thanking them for a great job. When I find myself getting into a rushed mode of do, do, do, I step back and truly appreciate the simple pleasure of life and I show that gratitude to those who have been involved in being a part of my great day.
Quote of the day: “Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” ~ Ralph Marston
With Thanksgiving upon us, what better way to start the next week then in a mode of thankfulness? In the upcoming week, I challenge you to THANK everyone who is involved in making your day a good one and see how it enhances your own feelings of gratitude. Please keep in mind the importance of appreciation and gratitude is coming from a feeling of sincerity and truly feeling that appreciation and gratitude or they simply just become empty words. So whether it’s a loved one, or a stranger on the street – if they have made your day better – say THANK YOU.
Public transportation driver who gets you home, to work, to the store, to wherever you are going safely.
Check out clerk at your favorite grocery store for assisting you in providing food for you and your family.
Store attendant who helps you find that particular food item located in aisle 5 as you walked past it in a hurry.
Waiter/waitress for serving you a good meal.
Person who holds the door open for you.
Traffic for flowing at the right speed to get you to your destination safely.
Car for starting up first thing in the morning.
Alarm clock for waking you up and helping start your day.
Telemarketer even if you aren’t interested in their product as someone just trying to do their job rather than viewing it as an invasion of our time.
Yourself for choosing to live in a space of appreciation and gratitude and knowing your contrasting experiences help show you the way to what you do want in your life.
Looking for a way to stay focused on Living Life Fulfilled? Make sure to surround yourself with people who lift you up, inspire you, support you, and simply love to laugh and have fun.