Guess what day it is? We hear that question on the television at least once a week, as the talking camel walks through a busy office. Wednesday, hump day, the middle of the workweek, when employees start thinking about Friday.
This story is about people. Happy people. People who are sad and prickly. I am sure dear readers that you might be thinking, what does happy, sad, and prickly have to do with a camel, Wednesday, and guess what day it is? I think you will understand when you read the story all the way to the end.
First, I believe there are more people with beautiful souls than not. Most people who are happy and content with their lives bring joy to others, making it easier to relate and like them. They are the ones that are the half-glass to full glass types with loving hearts that spread sunshine where ever they go.
Those who are sad still have a beautiful heart, but often are broken. Maybe they have experienced the loss of a loved one or are dealing with an illness of a family member or friend. Perhaps they are suffering from depression or mental illness. These folks need to know how much they are loved. They need the support of family and friends to help them to become whole. I like to think of it as being a cheerleader, encouraging them, helping them every step of the way. As with all those who are important to us, our motto should be; I will always be there for you.
And now for the prickly people who sometimes come into our lives. Believe it or not, these folks have a kind, loving heart. Maybe circumstances occurred in their lives and convinced their souls to build a wall, protecting them from the hurt they were feeling. I believe that being patient is the key, along with kind words, building trust, being positive, encouraging, and focusing on what makes them unique. If we continue to keep trying, just maybe we can turn a frown upside down, creating a beautiful smile.
I will never give up on the goodness of people. Sometimes it is easy to find, and sometimes we have to peel back the layers exposing all the feelings hiding under the disguise of illness, disappointment, and sense of inadequacies.
So, what day is it? It’s the day to make a difference in the lives of those you love, whether they are family or friends. Or perhaps a stranger that crosses your daily path. I can only imagine how beautiful our world would be if each one of us opened our hearts.
I must admit, I love the commercial with the camel and hump day. It brings a smile to my face. It doesn’t matter if it is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. It is what you do on each of those days, and the difference you can make to all those you meet. So, what Day Is It?