This is Deputy Digby Pancake. If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a kind word worth? I say a million pancakes. And that’s a lot of pancakes.
We have had many dreary and rainy days lately. Days when the rain comes pouring down. Days when the storm clouds won’t pass. Days when it feels like the sun will never come out. And sometimes it doesn’t. At all.
It’s been easy to get down when we can’t be outside as much as we want to.
And yet, life goes on with or without the sun. Doesn’t it?
But often, all we can see is what we are going thru. Or how we are feeling. We are in our own world. And it’s easy not to see what is happening with others.
As Girl Person was taking a walk thru camp on a dreary day, she saw someone else walking their dog. They seemed kind of down too. And Girl Person didn’t really feel like talking to anyone. She was cold. And her feet were wet from her wet shoes. And yet, this person had a dog. And something in Girl Person’s mind told her to just say it.
“Your dog is really cute.”
The person looked up surprised. She didn’t want to talk to anyone either. But she felt a little ray of sunshine all of a sudden. And she smiled. And it seemed like the weather changed a little bit. But only on the inside.
That’s the way it is. You can’t change the weather. Sometimes you can’t change anything. You can change how you handle it. And often, the best way to make your day better when you can’t change your situation is to make someone else’s day better.
It’s not easy to do. Not everyone can be in a good mood all the time like me.
But it’s something to work towards isn’t it?
So say something nice today to someone. It can be when you’re walking down the street and you see someone frowning. It can be letting someone go ahead of you in the grocery store line. Whatever you choose to do today, tell us about it. Pass it on. Your dog is really cute, by the way. See? It’s that easy.
–Deputy Digby Pancake