- I happened upon a positive-thinking blog today, What's the BEST that can happen? and I really enjoy reading it. Similar to The Daily Challenge, the author looks at the world through an optimistic pair of eyes. As always, I enjoy watching the world through other people. Something that I particularly liked was in a post earlier today: " Today's challenge: Smile at the person(s) in the car next to you at every stop light (a fleeting smile...not a creepy one, ha)." Check it out for yourself!
- Another great blog to add to the list was recently started by a close friend of mine. Her blog, My French Lunch Break, aims to take a few minutes out of each day to appreciate the small things that may otherwise pass you by. Again, an awesome approach to life! Love it!
- Our PR campaign officially started today, and we spent a good portion of the morning decorating campus with our posters, fliers, and balloons, as well as setting up a table to promote the Census and inform students on campus what it's all about. I know that PR is the right field of work for me because I was looking forward to today ALL weekend! Yes that is the PR nerd inside of me...
- While I was running errands today I stopped in a professor's office to ask a question and noticed one poster on his wall, with a simple yet powerful message: "Dream Big." I love that it was the only thing hanging on the wall and even more I love how those two words can mean SO much. Yet another uplifting experience of today!
- I saw the movie "Precious" last night. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, it is a very tragic story of the hardships that a teenage girl faces while growing up in Harlem. It was really difficult to sit through because a lot of the material was horrifying to imagine that people actually face these difficulties as their own reality in everyday life. I would say it is a positive for me today because I took a few extra minutes to appreciate everything that is going right in my life, and everything that has gotten me to where I am today. I feel so fortunate and blessed that I have never had to deal with even a fraction of what the young woman in the film had to live through, and watching the story really did make me appreciate everything in my life that much more.
- The best part of today? It's not over yet! It's only 6:00 p.m.... meaning there are plenty more opportunities in the next few hours to SMILE and pass it on.