Yesterday morning was not the best of mornings. I didn’t sleep well the night before, so when it was time to wake up I decided to shut the alarm off and try to sleep for another hour. Miles, my dog, nine times out of ten is the last one out of bed. However he decided that yesterday was the morning to bounce out of bed at 6:45 a. m. Not only that, he wanted to go for a walk right away. When he’s in that mood there’s no arguing with him.
Cursing I got dressed and we headed to the park. The weather took a turn for the worse during the night and I was freezing in just a t-shirt and shorts. But I plodded on. Actually, Miles was pulling me. I’m always amazed by how strong he is given he’s only fifteen pounds.
The crisp air helped ease the tiredness out of my body. Unfortunately, grumpiness started to settle in quickly. Not only was I freezing, but it started to rain. Just great. Again, Miles usually hates the rain and will run home if he feels one drop. Not yesterday. There was no cutting his walk short. Maybe he had a hot date lined up.
An hour later, I was back in my flat making a steaming cup of tea to warm up. It was time to settle in for work. But first, a quick peek at my email. That’s when my day turned around. I spied an email from a woman I didn’t know. In the subject line was: Your Book. I clicked on the email and read:
Your book, “A Woman Lost”, was excellent. I just finished it a moment ago and wanted you to know how much I enjoyed your writing. Your name is going on my favorite authors list and I will recommend your work with pleasure. Thank you so much!
I was stunned! Someone I didn’t know took the time out of her day to write me such a kind email. Well the grumpiness evaporated from my body. I felt elated and extremely grateful. And it reminded me that we can help change someone’s day by just being kind and considerate. Last night when I took Miles for his evening stroll I said, “Good evening!” to all we passed. I received a few smiles in return. It felt good. Yesterday was a good day.