It was so great that I feel it was taken out of a picture perfect montage in a movie. It was so great that I could have gone through it in song Glee style or Sound of Music. It was so great it should go down as the best day in history.
Why was it great?
It certainly did not start out great or even good for that matter. My day started out early, waaaay to early for my liking. After hitting the snooze button 10+ times, I finally dragged myself out of bed, shivering because it was freezing, and stumbled into the shower in a daze. After fighting with the faucet to get just the right temperature (damn you apartment building plumbing!!!), forgoing washing my hair because there was no time to blowdry, I finally ran out of my apartment just in time to catch the bus.
And that is when it started to turn around for me. Catching the bus was pure luck because I could shave time instead of walking. Armed with a big smile on my face along with rice cracker crumbs, I enter my work proud of the fact that I was early, even managing to beat one of the usual early birds.
Work was busy. The whole place was buzzing with activity and due to a big new project, some people are super stressed out right now. They were snappy and grumpy but throughout all this my smile never waivered.
Hurray for tasking!! I had lots of things to do. There's nothing I hate more than having nothing to do at work. Also, most of the people I worked with had smiles on their faces and though we were busy doing our thang, we still joked around which makes the environment light. And with me being so happy, I was more productive.
And throughout all these, what makes this the best day ever is the songs that played in the background. Every song was a happy song. I should have listed all the titles but from memory here's what I remember:
1. Sheryl Crow's song "...making love cause is free..." (don't know the title but I LOVE this song!)
2. Walking on sunshine
3. Here comes the sun
4. "And I said heeeey yea yea yea, I said hey, what's going on?"
5. Over the rainbow
Having the right music is a great background to having a great day as I found out today. Life is so much more wonderful. It has the power to erase troubles away even for the duration of a favorite song.
I made a conscious decision to have a great day, and that in itself allowed me to be at peace. My peaceful state of mind allowed me to hear the music and appreciate it to its full extent. And being in a happy state of mind, there was no other choice but to have a great day. It's a great cycle and definitely something to remember during the days that the skies aren't so clear.