It was a hectic morning. I was scurrying through my house in search of the missing tax documents. I had turned over most of the necessary information to my nice new tax person, and had promised the remaining items by this afternoon. I was in need of some mortgage specifics and some missing utility bills. The house looked like there had been an explosion at the paper factory, and I was getting nowhere fast. Rather than get lost in the shuffle (literally) I decided to call my mortgage company and the utility company in question.
Much to my surprise, I got right through on the first of my calls and was tended to by a very friendly individual. (He reminded me of George from my “I’m in Love with George” post a few months ago.) Antonio, while looking up my records, simply asked, “So how’s your day going so far?” My typical answer to that is “Better than nothing” (don’t ask me…even as I write it, I see the stupidity in that answer…), but for some reason-maybe due to Antonio’s pleasant disposition, I countered with “My day is going great! How’s yours going?” Antonio laughed and said, “It’s still early and my day is already fantastic…and I’m expecting it to get even better!” I quickly was given the answers to all my questions, thanked Antonio and moved on to the gas company.
My phone call with the gas company was very similar. Jeanette was a lovely, cheerful person who seemed happy to help me. I made sure to let her know how much I appreciated her help, she thanked me for the acknowledgement-one she doesn’t get very often she said. I easily got what I needed and moved on with my day.
Call me crazy, but I swear saying out loud that my day was going great changed the course of events for me. Everything seemed to go right or in my favor. I got a rebate on lawn services from last year I didn’t expect and found an earring I’ve been looking for. My son actually smiled in my direction and I got another handwritten card in the mail.
Coincidence? Maybe….but have you ever started a day by saying “I’m having the worst day of my life…”? I don’t recommend it.