#30 Days Trying to Find Joy Challenge – Day 5

Sunday, March 9, 2020 9:07pm  – Traffic Cop, Ralphs, and Kindness

After working with one of my clients today I went to the grocery store and the parking lot of jam-packed with cars. As I sat there about to watch a fight break out because no one would let the other pass, I just jumped out my car and played traffic cop!  To my surprise everyone paid attention and followed my direction.  As cars passed me by, almost every car thanked me for taking charge and moving everyone along. 

For me, this was an amazingly joyful moment.  Not while it was happening, I didn’t even realize it really till I got in my own car and was able to get on my way – but it was joyful to realize we can all DO SOMETHING if we just take a breath during a stressful moment and think about what we can do to fix it instead of adding to the turmoil. 

We’re in stressful times.  I believe more than normal. Our country is divided politically. We have a government that feels dysfunctional. We’re all dealing with our own personal dramas on top of having to cope with the outbreak of the coronavirus. 

I know, I know, this will sound so hokey – but please just try and be kind. If you can swing it, try and be helpful.  And if you can really muster it – say thank you to those that do, you know, jump out of their cars and start playing traffic cop to help move us all along! 

Okay – yeah, I just patted myself on the back. But you know, today was a good day! I deserve it! 

Happy evening my friends.


PS. If you’re on TikTok, please let me know. I’d love to follow each other (You can find me under my handle – @carmenlezeth). I’m just starting out and have no followers so, we’d be learning it together! Below is today’s post:

Some advice for those of you working from home during this virus issue.

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