Good morning Mintdom,
There are days in history that we remember exactly where we were when an event occurred. The day that President Kennedy was assassinated (5th grade classroom at Our Lady of Lourdes), the day Martin Luther King was assassinated (babysitting job at the O’Neil’s), on 9/11 (at work in Washington, DC across from the White House), and the day that Virginia had a 5.9 Earthquake (home for lunch in Virginia with Minty)!
I have to admit that I was a little frightened. This was actually the third earthquake that I experienced in my life. The first one was the big Northridge earthquake in CA. I was there with my family for my brother’s wedding – 18 floors up in a hotel that was four miles from the center of the quake. The second one was last year in Virginia – very small, but woke me up out of a sound sleep. Then there was yesterday’s earthquake. My floors shook, my chandelier and floor lamp swayed. I ran into the living room to get Minty as she was barking. It seemed to last forever although I doubt it was a minute.
When this kind of thing happens, it not only throws me for a loop; it also shows me that I am not in charge. Oh, I am SO not in charge! I have had this post in my head for a couple of days, but it was a lot different from what it is turning out to be; although I can still use the same principle, which is that you do not have to allow anyone, anything, or any event steal your joy. The greatest tool to help you is a simple one and one that no one can take from you; that tool is (drum roll please) to SMILE. Here is an awesome video played at the conference that I attended. I play this every morning while I am getting ready for work. I hope you enjoy it.
AffirMINTion: I smile no matter what happens in my day
Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.
What are you waiting for?
Life is good!
A Mini Minty MoMINT
My mom says that a smile keeps our joy and brings it to others… AND I LIKE IT!
Life is Minty Fresh!