Sometimes We Just Have a Bad Day

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This past week I took the ferry up to Friday Harbor in the San Juans to give a gratitude presentation to the local Rotary club.  When I pulled up to the ferry ticket booth, I didn’t realize how expensive the fee had gotten for taking the ferry.  No big deal….

I had dinner at a local restaurant and stayed at a nice hotel on the island.  The next day I got ready to board the return ferry, and couldn’t start my car as a result of a dead battery.  As the ferry workers rushed around to get me a jump, we finally got it started just as the ferry pulled away from the dock.  Of course, the next ferry doesn’t leave for 3 hours.

I kept saying to myself, that of course, I am grateful just to be up in this part of the country, as it is incredibly beautiful.  So I decide to go get a new battery and install it myself.  After about a half hour, I had the new battery installed.  So now I’m feeling better, when I hear the announcement that every car will be searched by US Customs, and expect there to be significant delays

So as a result of all of this, I arrive back at my home at 7pm, instead of Noon.  That’s when I reminded myself the sometimes you just have a bad day, but that doesn’t mean you have to have a bad attitude.

Your attitude is a choice even on a bad day….. the choice is yours.  Gratitude will help you to make that choice to be positive

Now the gratitude tip of the day……Take a minute today to think back about a recent bad day, and what you did to turn it around?

I’m That Gratitude Guy, remember….Be Grateful & Never Quit!

David George Brooke - That Gratitude Guy, has been a speaker, coach, and best-selling author for over 25 years. He is a former Nordstrom store manager and has managed in the corporate world for over 30 years. His published works include “That Gratitude Guy’s Daily Gratitude Journal”, “Monday Morning Minutes: 100 Messages of Gratitude”, “Six-Word Lessons to Embrace Gratitude” and a number of other books on gratitude. As a result of his passion for gratitude he has presented over 850 speeches & workshops in the past 9 years, including over 100 Zoom presentations in the last 2 years during the pandemic. He travels nationally and internationally to deliver this important message. He has over 1700 gratitude videos on YouTube, and over 1500 subscribers. Thousands have seen his message, and he is now considered a leading authority on how living a life of gratitude can enhance and improve your life both personally and professionally. He resides in Seattle, Washington.

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