Everyone of us wants to end our day with something good in mind. But in reality, we have to face unkindness or not-so-nice treatments from others. Then what should we do?
I learn to filter out unnecessary stimulus or events – and just accept the facts that they happened. I learn not to let my emotional state be affected mostly by those kind of stimulus. This afternoon, when I handed my parking ticket to the security guard, I realized one thing. This particular security guard always on duty when I come to the University to teach – Tuesday and Friday. Whenever I drive in, he always hand me the parking ticket and greet me cheerfully, “Good morning, Mam”. Then when I drive out, he will take my parking ticket, smiling to me and say, “Ah, you’re done with your class. Have a safe trip home, Mam.”
What else to make my day? I can get rid of those so-called negative events glued to my day (by fate) and choose to end my day by remembering the warm greeting and the smile from someone I don’t know personally. He made my day!
Have a good day!