You can only be in a bad mood for so long before you have to face up to the fact that it isn't a bad mood at all; it's just your sucky personality.when you've had a bad day, the most challenging thing is to pull yourself out of it. people who love and care about you might also try, but sometimes it just sticks. and what is interesting about this is how a complete stranger's kindness can turn it around.
— Megan McCafferty
as i was riding the subway home today, the platform was entirely full at my usual transfer spot (st. george). as the train pulled in i hoped to get on, but figured my chances were slim. i managed to find a comfortable spot near the door and as the door chimes went off, roughly 4 more people crammed their way on to an already full train. anyone who has ridden the ttc knows this is a common occurrence... nothing out of the ordinary. but what did happen [that was out of the ordinary] was one of the people who stuffed their way on asked me if i was okay. this small gesture gave me a bit of hope, and my mood began to change.
once i got home i tidied up, cleaned the bathroom, cleaned the kitchen and before i knew it mike had arrived with a bag of sushi. he knew i had a case of the mondays and wanted to cheer me up. the sushi was from a new place in the junction called LAN sushi. mike had suggested that if i tidied up a bit i would feel better, and he was right. so here is the formula that i have developed: