The other day I wrote about having a bad morning, and how I was looking for a positive plot twist. The day did get better. How it did is a good case study in learning to roll with the punches.
Sequence of events:
- I wrote that post to vent my spleen. That simple action went a long way in helping me feel better. Once I committed my frustrations to paper, so to speak, I succeeded in removing the toxins from my brain.
- I queued up a bunch of my favorite rock, metal and punk songs and played them all day as I worked.
- I managed to finish editing a compliance security document I want to make public for customers.
- I took a walk from my office to the Charles River, enjoying the spring air and the Boston skyline.
- I enjoyed free Mexican food the company gave out for Cinco de Mayo.
- I delighted in some new flavor juices for my vaping pipe.
- I found a radio station on iHeart Radio that proved perfect for the drive to get the kids from school.
- I played guitar for a good two hours, focusing on all the AC/DC and Black Sabbath riffs I’ve been learning, along with some original stuff.
- I read an inspiring Time magazine article on the construction of 1 World Trade Center from the ashes of Ground Zero.
- I got a cool science lesson from my neighbor, who was kind enough to come discuss her work at my children’s Scout meeting. The virus samples she passed around were a hit.
All in all, a day that promised to be shitty turned out pretty good — because I didn’t let the bad attitude linger.
Thank God for that.