10. Think of a Small Way you can Change a Persons Day

10. Think of a Small Way you can Change a Persons Day

You know those days when you wake up and the whole day it feels like the world is against you?  The coffee didn’t make it into the filter so you have a pot of hot water, you get barfed on and need to change clothes, you’re running late for work and you get a low gas light, you forgot your lunch, accident on the way home so you’re stuck in traffic and then by the time you near home you remember you have to get groceries for dinner and being brave you decide to enter the Superstore. By this time of the day you’re exhausted, easily agitated maybe a little hangry, so every little thing is setting you off and well the Superstore is not the best place to be in this state of mind. I’ve been here and I have seen people here. Trivial items become huge inconveniences. At this point people better watch out because your meditation training ain’t working and Limp Bizkits ‘Break Stuff’ is running through your head.

Its just one of those days
Where you don’t want to wake up
Everything is f*&ked
Everybody sucks
You don’t really know why
But you want to justify
Rippin’ someone’s head off
No human contact
And if you interact
Your life is on contract

This simple act/gesture is for people going through days like this, sometimes you just need a small win to keep it together! On this particular night I found myself weaving through the crowds in Superstore to try and get some bulk items and I’m ready to tie up my bags. I go to the first tray, empty, I go the second tray, empty…..COME ON! Finally I find some ties and I had a moment of clarity that if something this small was making me nuts I wasn’t going to be the only person frustrated by having to search out bag ties. So I reallocated the ties so that each empty bin had ties and a writing utensil, until staff could fill them up properly. Easy.

Angry Face
Happy Face

The Purse Strings…$0

Just Because…It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture to make an impact.

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