Yes the title of this post is random, yes it does make sense. Let me explain...no, it is too long - let me sum up:
On Tuesday, the school had a speaker present to the faculty and staff on Positive Psychology and Happiness. A fun two hours, I'll say that much. What came out of it, for me, was a homework assignment from my boss: I have to journal, for 21 consecutive business days (not including federal holidays?), about a positive experience in my day. The hope is that after 21 days a new (healthy) habit is formed...but seeing as I am one of the most positive people I know, I might just create a black hole in time and space here in Houston, TX. So here's to happy thoughts and black holes!
Wednesday 18th's Positive Moment
My positive moment came today at 7:30 am when I opened my work e-mail. I found that at 6:14 am a man, who had the previous night made me cry in a public shop and then hug a complete stranger, had sent me an apology e-mail. Now, there are really only three ure-fire ways to make me cry: play the song "Amazing Grace," convince me that I am inept and a failure at my job, or present me with a task that frustrates my perfectionist tendencies. This man had chosen option number two. And despite everyone agreeing I was in the right and that he was unstable, I was still having trouble facing my job that morning knowing that a man out there was convinced I was a rotten excuse for a human being who didn't deserve my job...and he was going to tell my boss that too. So, to have that apology waiting for me as I sipped my teacher-lounge coffee from my Harry Potter mug, was positive...practically inspiring and uplifting. It was the bright spot at the end of yesterday's gloomy evening.
In other news: I baked two loaves of zucchini bread this weekend and they are very tasty despite Texas' lame zucchinis (not everything is bigger here), I encountered my first cockroach in bed with me at 4 am this morning, I am having a friend move into Houston (and possibly stay with me for a while), I spent this evening at a gathering called Wednesday Women and Wine, and I heard about one of the best dreams ever from my boyfriend. Oh, and school starts tomorrow at JCS. Sigh. And I am going questing.