By the time Friday rolls around, my whole family feels run over by several slow moving freight trains. It was especially hard today, as the snow and the freezing fog, made our commute much longer. Even though we left our house way before the sun got up, we were lucky to get to Belen by 7:15 a.m. (Even though we had left at 5:43 a.m!)
Anyway, as we pulled into Belen High School there was a security guard, standing outside in the freezing fog, smiling and waving at literally every vehicle. He would turn to the left and greet the parents that were leaving the school, and then flip around and wave and smile at the parents and students that were entering. He was amazing. I don’t know his name, I just wanted to say thank you for making my day.
He also created a teachable moment for my children. He let my children see what it looks like to do a great job, no matter what your job is. Always do your best, and people will notice. If you are miserable in your job, guess what? You are not stuck. It is not your boss, your spouse, your co-workers, or anyone else’s problem that you are not happy.
Bring passion to all you do, from folding laundry to balancing your check book. They are always telling us, life is too short. So remember to smile and that smile will ripple far and wide. I know your smile brightened so many lives today. Great job!