the best part of your day

Last night I went to a yoga class.  The instructor walked in and proudly said, “Welcome to the best part of your day!”.  I brushed it off and the class started.  The various poses challenged me, made me feel strong and accomplished, and left me with an excuse to chow down on meatloaf when I got home.
Too many hours later, when I finally dragged my sweaty self into the shower, I thought back on what my yoga instructor had said.  My shower is my thinking place (which is quite unfortunate when I come up with genius blog ideas and can’t write them down) and I stood there with the hot water beating down on my sore body, I realized she was right.  It WAS the best part of my day.  Reflecting back on it made me happy and fulfilled and relaxed.  But you don’t have to be a yogi (or a woman who picked up yoga as an excuse to wear $80 Lululemon yoga pants) to feel this way.
At the risk of sounding like a Kool-Aid-chugging, inspirational-quote-posting-internet-weirdo, last night I learned something.  It’s important to take the time to reflect on each day and pick out the best thing that happened to you.  Maybe it was a win at work; an awesome meal you prepared; catching up with a loved one; or the fact that you were in an awful mood and managed not to kill someone; but everyday we should find whatever it was that was the best part of our day and reflect on that.
…and now I realize that I have become that person who pukes rainbows.  Who am I?!

Also, today is my Mom’s birthday, which undoubtedly makes it an awesome day!  Happy Birthday, Mom–I love you!

11 thoughts on “the best part of your day

  1. Natalia { All the Things, etc } says:

    Bahahaha. I don&#39;t even know who you are anymore, Emily.<br /><br />Just keeeeding. But really, it&#39;s so easy to remember all of the things that weren&#39;t accomplished each day, but I love the idea of making an effort to reflect on the high points. I need to remember that!<br /><br />Happy Birthday to your Mama!

  2. Kristin O says:

    Happy Birthday Mom!! My mom&#39;s birthday was yesterday!! Every day my husband asks me how my day went and every day I reply…&quot;I was ok.&quot; I need to start thinking back and reflecting on my days to pull the good out. Thanks for this post.

  3. Maddy says:

    I love this sentiment, even if it&#39;s puke-y 😉 I feel like overall I&#39;m pretty appreciate of my life and my #blessings (puke!) but remembering that there IS something great about each day is important too Thanks for the reminderrrr! <br /><br />(from <a href="; rel="nofollow">Madeleine blogs</a>)

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