This week, I met someone new. Let’s call her “Ray of Sunshine”. She sparkled so brightly I was almost blinded by the bling that adorned her arms and fingers. Fluorescent pink eye shadow and a matching headband complemented her brightly flowered shirt.
“Thanks Girlfriend” she sung out to me happily as she rang up my purchase.
“Great outfit” I offered smiling
“I gotta whole cupboard ‘a bright flowered shirts to choose from” she chimed in, “Makes me happy”.
Now that’s a woman with intention, I thought with admiration as I left the store. It felt good that this happy stranger had referred to me as “girlfriend”, randomly deciding that kindness was to be her default greeting. Everything about her told me that before she had even started her day, she’d decided it was going to be a good one. What would happen If I started each day with the same degree of intention?
Something to ponder as I search my makeup drawer for baby blue eyeshadow and a matching sparkle shirt. 🙂
Belinda Seagram, Ph.D., R. Psych.
Executive Director, Landing Strong