Back when I was in high school my Mom decided that we were going to try and eat dinner as a family. Not long after we realized that dinner conversation tended towards the negative. At some point she decided that she’d had enough and “best part of the day” was born. We do it at every family dinner and everyone must participate, even visiting friends/family. Back when I traveled for work I’d call in for it. Sometimes my brother FaceTimes and participates from wherever he is in the world. Somehow, talking about the best part of our day while sharing a tasty meal with people that I love makes even the crappiest of days seem better.
I started this blog post writing about the crappy parts of my day and realized that I was being negative and dramatic in a world that’s already doing enough of that on its own. Overall, it was a great day and it’s important that I take the time to appreciate that. I want the best parts of my day to win, not the garbage.
I actually had a couple of best parts of my day so here they are, in no particular order.
1) While on a conference call, I got to plant some wildflower seeds in the yard with The Conqueror and The Hun. Now, plant is a rather loose term here. We basically sprinkled the seeds then threw some dirt on top and then watered it. Still fun and hopefully we’ll see some flowers eventually.
2) I unintentionally taught the girls to say “YASS QUEEN!” It’s stupid, I know, but I say it all the time and it’s super adorable coming out of their grinning faces.
3) I got to flex some creative muscles at work. When you can’t let visitors into the building so that children can learn through play, you have to find new ways to share the play. My supervisor tasked my assistant and I with coming up with some ideas for kits that we could sell while we’re closed. We’ll see how our ideas go over. Regardless, it was really fun to be able to do something creative again.
4) I spent time looking back at my notes from the early days of the museum and was blown away by what I found. It’s easy sometimes when you work for a start up to forget the obstacles that you’ve overcome. Today I read through my notes and remembered past workers, past ideas, and some of the fire I had when we first started.
So that’s my day. How was yours? What was the best part of your day?