Last week I was traveling to Gainesville, Florida and due to a delayed flight out of Austin, I missed my connecting flight in Dallas. While I’ve come pretty close a few times, this was my first time actually missing a flight. I’d like to say I stayed cool, calm, and collected, but unfortunately, I panicked. From the twisting in my stomach to the cold sweat, I definitely lost my cool.
I had plenty of time to kill before my next flight and my nerves were fried, so I decided to have a beer and chat with the friendly bartender at the airport bar. While I started off a little shaky, he had me laughing in no time. Thank goodness for Cornell at Uno’s Due Go at DFW Airport.
He was in a great mood, chatting it up with all of the customers, making us laugh, and having a great time. He told me it didn’t cost a thing to brighten someones day, so he tried to do it as often as possible. What a great philosophy! Not only did he turn my day around, but every customer he interacted with left with a smile.
I can only hope I have that affect on people. Last week’s post was about dealing with unhappy, negative people. This week, let’s look at the flip side, happy, positive people, like Cornell.
It boils down to a choice, one that each of us has the power to make minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day. While it’s not always easy, it is a slight edge choice and one that’s worth making.
A positive attitude is a simple choice that’s not always so simple to make, but it’s like anything else, the more you practice, the easier it gets. Start with a smile, look for the bright side even in difficult situations, and catch yourself if you’re about to complain or say something negative.
And, If you are ever in the DFW airport, stop by Uno’s, ask for Cornell and tell him the crazy lady from Austin sent you!
P.S. I’ll be taking a family vacation, so there will be a 2-week break from the blog. Like us on Facebook to get real time vacation updates. If it is anything like previous vacations, it will no doubt be entertaining!
I hope you’re having a fantastic summer, and I’ll be back on July 16th!