Today was an early work day at the middle school. I was tired, it was starting to rain outside, it was cold and did I mention I was tired?!?! I have not been sticking to a good bedtime this week, so I guess I know what I should set as a goal (again!) for next week!
When I was done I was walking back to my car and a lady was walking towards me. I had just put my hood up, was lugging my big bag of stuff (as most SLPs know too well) and wearing boots with heels way too highfor a day like today! I was just concentrating on not tripping and falling on my booty!
She looks at me, smiles and says, “Don’t you look cute today?! I hope you have a great day!”
I said “Thank you. You too.” and walked the rest of the way to my car with a little more pep in my step and a smile on my face.
Never underestimate the power of a smile and a random compliment. You never know the impact that it may have. That lady may not know it, but she helped me to set a positive tone for the rest of my day and I’m grateful to her.