Wednesday, January 30, 2008

"A" day

When I was young, about 16 or 17, I worked at Taco Bell. I loved working at Taco Bell. The best people worked there. I made lots of friends and always had someone to hang out with before, after and during work. One gal often comes back into my mind. Her name was Michelle. Not long after she started working there a rumor started going around that she was schizophrenic, she was somewhat odd, but schizophrenic? I asked how do you know? I was told that she told someone this. I was curious, so I asked her. She told me she was and that she was seeing a therapist regularly. She and I quickly became friends. She was funny, quick witted and loyal, all the best qualities a friend could have. One night after closing she seem down and sad. I asked what was up, and all she would say it that she wasn't having an "A" day. I asked what she meant by this and she told me of a technique that her therapist and her were working on. Every night she would look back on her day and give it a grade, "A" thur "F", like a report card. If it was an "A" day, find what made it an "A" day and implement those same things into the next day. If it was not an"A" day, decide what went wrong and think of ways to overcome these problems tomorrow so an "A" day could be achieved.

It's been almost 20 years since that conversation and I often come back to it in my mind. It can be applied to every aspect of living. . . mental illness, parenting, marriage, work and even dieting.

Today, I achieved an "A" day!! Even better than yesterday. I'm going to look for ways to make tomorrow just as successful, even better!

7 comments:

lifeshouldbestereo said...

Yay for A days! Good post Wendi, thanks.

Hanlie said...

What a wonderful post! I really like the way you've brought the concept across.

My day hasn't been A-grade so far, but I'm hoping that my 1pm workout will iron out the kinks!

Well done on an A Day!

Heather said...

Im glad you had an "A" day! that is fantastic. and its great advice really...because to me, the only way you can ever have an "A" day is by having the Ds,Fs, and learning what you did wrong and what you can improve. then the A days are all the more likely to come around.

Cammy said...

What an insightful post, and a beautiful memory. May all of your days be 'A' days. :)

Lori said...

I like this "grade your day" concept! I try not to use "good or bad" in relation to my food choices, because I know that's not helpful for me in the long run. I know it's all semantics, but sometimes that's important in our journey! Yesterday was a "C" day for me and today has began as an "F" day, but as I just posted, I'm turning that around - I can make it an "A-" with some positive choices!!

Enjoy your day!

Mary said...

Great post! I am glad you had an A day and recognized the concept of having an A day. Heres to many more!

CindyPTN said...

Wow. Thanks for sharing. Way to go.