Oh my goodness. If this post doesn’t speak to me right about now. Reading is totally sexy. And if the moment I had yesterday on the train with a tall, dark and handsome stranger yesterday about the Tipping Point didn’t reinforce that to me, this Thought Catalog post sure did!
Good morning and happy Monday!
I try not to sign up for too many daily emails (kind of a lie, but I am working to scale back) because I don’t want to be inundated with stuff, but something that I do look forward to everyday are the Daily Thoughts from Real Simple. Ok, yes, that’s right, I said it – Real Simple. I am sorry, but I love that magazine. I do. When I read it I instantly want to organize, cook, save, craft, etc. There are some great ideas in there and I have totally implemented some into my own life.
Anyway, back to the Daily Thoughts…
Every morning around 8 am, I get one to my inbox. Typically this happens when I am standing at Downtown Crossing sweating because I swear to God that station is so much more humid than the rest. I get so excited to read them everyday and see what little thought Real Simple wanted to share with the masses for the day. Some are funny, some are wise, and some really resonate and are completely in sync with what I need to hear at that moment in time. Lately, they have been perfect for my mood and today I feel like is no different. Just a reminder, that you are in control (or should be!) of your life and your happiness. Yes, there are certainly things that can bring you down, but ultimately, it is how you deal with those things that help you get through them, around them, above them, whatever. So today, I am choosing to be happy, to embrace life, smile a bit more at random strangers, and remember the small things in life are often the things that help you get through it all. You know, like these Daily Thoughts. Thanks Real Simple!
Normally I am very happy with taking public transportation. It was a nice adjustment when I moved here to not have to worry about dealing with traffic or crazy drivers myself. I get a little extra reading time, a little more people watching time, and some good zoning out time when I am riding the train. And I live on the best line – the RED line. Obviously the best for many reasons…
Well today, my beloved red line broke my heart. Big time. There was a disabled train pulling into Harvard and the train I waited on for 20 plus minutes had to go and ‘rescue’ the other train so I had to get off the train. Sigh. I walked from my house almost all the way into the city (which isn’t exactly the closest ever) before I could catch a cab – apparently all the rush hour travelers had the same idea of catching a cab or a bus, because they were all jammed.
Finally caught a cab. I think perhaps I got into the one cab in the entire state of Massachusetts that doesn’t believe in driving like a race car driver. I mean this guy was a serious Sunday driver, which, I am sorry, but when I am paying you, I at least want to feel like you are pretending to not miss every single light and get a higher fare by going a weird way. Made it to work in one piece, a bit rumpled, a bit sweaty and an hour an a half late, sigh. At least I made it I guess.
Oh yes, this all happened as I was standing there reading an article about how they want to increase MBTA fares…hmmm…
This might mean it is time for me to get a bike!
Please tell me someone else’s Thursday has started off better…