Finding joy ?
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Maybe my mood is sad today because I am still sick, I am not sure. I drove to work yesterday and sheared off a bolt holding my tire on the van and the other tire was losing air every other day. This other problem happens every winter due to rusty rims and I can not afford 5 grand for new ones so I air them often which is not a big deal.
I am finding it harder to find the joyfulness in the world. I know it is there. I am so grateful when I see it. What I see more often is a very stressed America. People go to work, go home, and they are not happy or joyful. The Reason for the season gets missed in the hustle and bustle of just trying to make it through another day. There is so much negativity in the news. Children killing, mental breakdowns occur and people snap. Clearly, America needs to focus more on mental health but the focus is pointed towards gun control or other things.
I really miss the good ole days when people took pride in their jobs, they went the extra mile for customer service to keep and get new customers. The boy bagging your groceries did a great job, carried it to the car for you, the full service gas station, checked your oil and tires, the department store gave you a discount whether you were aware of one or not, the diner waitress smiled and worked hard to make sure the coffee stayed full and that you were happy, and people held doors for one another.
So, what started this blog was my tire leaking, and I was able to get right in (great customer service), the total cost was less than they quoted (great customer service), I had to wait 10 minutes before anyone came to desk to see what was needed (poor customer service), no smiles or how are you ? (poor customer service). I drove to Walmart for sinus medicine and the tire looked flat. I checked it and it read 31 out of the cold pressure of 44 PSI possible. I went back to the tire place and when they checked it read 35 PSI. All the other tires were 44 PSI and the van now pulls to the left when driving. I am disappointed they did not even check the other tires to make sure I would be driving safely.
I guess the bottom line here is that I miss the way the world used to be, I wish we would go back to more behaviors that nurture and help others, and I need to guard my own mental health by continuing to look for and find joy in my life. I need to stay happy in order to see more happy. I need to remember we are all human, we make mistakes, and we all need a hand every now and again.