On my daily drive home from work, I often ask myself, “Well, Don, what was the highlight of your day?”
It’s a good question, and I like those.
On Friday, my answer was simple: Root-beer Floats!
Towards the end of our lunch in the teachers’ break room, a fellow teacher ambled over to the refrigerator and pulled out a gallon container of vanilla ice cream and two liters of root-beer.
She teaches 5th grade, and she knows things! One thing she knows is the recipe to Instant Festivity and Happiness. It goes like this: two scoops of vanilla ice cream in a large glass, then slowly pour in root-beer. Add spoon and serve with a smile. (Napkins are optional.)
I had forgotten what a tasty treat can be had so simply. It was delicious and transported me to a Happy Place. Yum!
Rather than sit and curse the darkness, this co-worker took simple action, and in so doing, lightened the mood, restored tired psyches, and she created… the highlight of my day.
Who knew? Becky did.