Have a nice day.
The scanner told me to “Have a nice day”, after I paid for my bag of nuts with raisins.
Well, what if I don’t want to have a nice day? What if I want to be crabby? And today I was. I was crabby.
Staying up late is no excuse. Right? That’s what I tell my kids all the time. “Just because you stayed up late is no excuse to be crabby. Being crabby is a choice.”
“No Mom, it is not a choice. I had to be crabby. I couldn’t find my favorite jeans.” (This is a made up conversation with a fake teenager because my kids would kill me if I told you what they really said.)
Well, then. Today I agree with this fake teenager. I didn’t have a choice. That knife in the sink covered with peanut butter made me crabby. Yes, it as all the knifes fault.
Would you like to have a nice day tomorrow?
So tomorrow, I am going to choose to have a nice day. I am going to have a nice day even if every knife in the knife drawer is in the kitchen sink covered with peanut butter. I will have a nice day even if the puppy takes forever to find the perfect place to poop.
It is time to stop letting a knife covered in peanut butter ruin my day.
And everyone I see or talk to I am going to say to them, “Have a nice day.”
Would you like to choose to have a nice day tomorrow with me?
Will you have a nice day even if you spill coffee on your favorite pants? Will you have a nice day even if the cashier at the grocery story puts your canned green beans on top of your bananas? Will you have a nice day even if your toilets are not installed in your new home yet ?
What if we could change the world by telling people to “Have a nice day.” What if people had to listen to us. What if people couldn’t be mean anymore because they were having a nice day.
And then there would be no more wars, because someone would tell the people with guns, “Have a nice day.” And then they would. They would stop shooting bullets, and they would all go around having nice days.
Thursday March 12th, 2015, is the official, “Have A Nice Day” challenge.
There are three parts to the challenge.
Part 1. You have to have a nice day. No being crabby. No being annoyed. Over look an insult, don’t be a fool. Don’t let anything “make” you crabby. Even if your two year old barfs on your favorite shoes. You still have to a have a nice day.
Part 2. You have to tell everyone you meet. “Have A Nice Day.” Everyone. Even if you don’t particular like them, or want them to have a nice day. You have to be nice to everyone. Spread the nice.
Part 3. Count how many people you say, “Have a nice day” to. Then at the end of the day, lets count up all the people that were told to have a nice day.
Can you do it?
Can you have a nice day all day tomorrow? Please tell me if you are going to participate in the challenge. Don’t be crabby, have a nice day, and tell everyone you meet. “Have a nice day.”
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