I wore my optimism hat on the first work day of the new year and I was tested right away with a messy commute. No trains. A crowded platform. Rain. I stood on the street for a few minutes and felt irritated about my luck, sod’s law and all that. I almost turned back for home, but I checked myself and began to walk the 20 blocks to the next stop. The air felt fresh on my face. It felt good to be moving. Elton John’s Daniel popped into my head so I started singing …In The Rain.
And I turned my mood around just like that. By deciding to walk. By choosing to be happy.