When you get on the bus on the way to work, do you smile at the driver and say "Good Morning!"...and mean it, no matter how your day may have begun? Do you also thank him or her when exiting at your stop?
When you order your morning coffee from the local barrista, do you make eye contact? Do you also thank him or her when exiting the shop? Do you express mental gratitude for the beverage in your hand--its coolness or warmth; its flavor or benefits? Your ability to walk to it, pay for it, carry it without assistance?
Do you let yourself jam out to awesome music on the rest of your commute? Give a head nod to others clearly absorbed in their music-videos-in-my-head-I-should-totally-be-a-professional-drummer moments?
When you walk into your office, whatever space of employment that may be, do you bring with you a positive energy for creativity, cooperation and support for your team? Do you choose to view your job with gratitude and potential, whether its a lifelong career or merely a stepping stone on your path to greatness? Do you believe you have the power to shift not only your perspective but the perspective of those working around you? Do you think you help to set the tone for the whole office? Do you feel worthy of happiness in your job and wish to help others find happiness in theirs?
And when you enter your home at the end of another day, do you give thanks for this space--dirty dishes in the sink, laundry piled high in the closet and all--for being there for you to rest and regroup in? For the hot water? For the roof? For the dance-party-of-one floor space and the mirror that confirms just how well you can shake it? For the kitchen table where friends gather and the bed where dreams play?
Do you smile at strangers?
Treat others with kindness, respect, forgiveness and patience?
Treat your own body and mind with the same kindness, respect, forgiveness and patience?
Do you, most of all, give thanks?