Have you ever had one of those days where, no matter how much you try, nothing seems to go right? I get so tired of trying to wear the multipurpose hat: mom, wife, laundress, chauffeur, housekeeper (yeah, I drop that hat alot!), judge, sexpot (my husband loves that hat) etc. etc. etc. I was feeling pretty overwhelmed recently. I didn’t get the workouts in this weekend that I wanted to. I didn’t cook the meals I wanted to. I didn’t get in my run. But something happened that I will probably return to again and again when I need a little pick me up. A total stranger driving a bus stopped and opened the doors. (Okay, I know what you’re thinking…perv!!) But no, this was a female bus driver I had seen around. She stopped and said something to me that I will pull out and feel good over for a long time. She told me she had seen me the day before, and wanted me to know that she thought I had the tannest, most muscular legs she had ever seen; she just wanted to stop and let me know. She asked me if I worked out all the time to look like that. Well! I wish I could say no, that I was genetically blessed like that, but I didn’t. I said thank you so much, and yes, I do have to work out a lot. She made my whole weekend. I don’t usually speak to strangers, but I am so glad that I walked over to hear what she had to say. The next time I am doing those effing lunges, I will remember my new mantra: One compliment is worth a thousand lunges!
One Compliment is Worth a Thousand Lunges September 22, 2008