Tonight, at the end of a long work week, I got some great news.
What an impact good news can have! The moment before, I was physically and mentally dragging; after the news I was charged with energy and felt as if I had been jolted with adrenalin. Before, I had been gritting my teeth at the antics of the inconsiderate jerks on the road, but after I was filled with charity toward my fellow Friday evening motorists. The music on the radio sounded so much sweeter, and the cold wet weather seemed much less miserable.
When I got home, I happily fed the dogs and was untroubled by Kasey’s incessant barking. I kept a smile on my face even as I picked up, bagged, and tied off a stinky dump that Penny deposited as we went for a delightful evening stroll.
I wish I could bottle how it feels to get some really good news and share it with everyone. I know that I can’t — so I guess I’ll just enjoy it for so long as it lasts.