I recall one of the first Visions Conferences I attended, one of the speakers stated "the reality is no matter what our experiences, days aren't all "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, my oh my what a wonderful day"! We make the best of each day, however, some days are challenging, right!? Yesterday, I had one of those challenging mornings. Steve had an early morning meeting an hour away from our home. Even the cab driver was not available! I had a doctor appointment in a half hour. Kendall was able to get me to the appointment but not pick me up. I left this appointment not sure how I was going to get home (knowing that if I needed to there were several I would and could call). Fortunately, I did not have appointments scheduled at the office all day - just planned to work from home until an appointment with Steve later in the day. Georgie and I walked out of the doctor's office and to the bus stop. This was a bus stop we had not used before so finding it took us a little time including crossing a round about - new experience. We had decided to take the bus to a store that I needed to visit. We would figure out the next step on getting home later. I knew eventually I would make it :). I was waiting at the bus stop trying to track down the bus ap for my phone with some frustrations. It was a beautiful day and I was just trying to enjoy it. After about fifteen minutes the next bus arrived. I stepped on the bus and was greeted by the most friendly bus driver! He asked me my guide's name. I said, Georgie and soon he had broken into the song, Hey there Georgie Girl. He was singing and soon others on the bus began to sing along. I had set my wallet down and one lady spoke up and wanted to make sure I didn't leave it. She said - just cheering you on. In that moment I felt such gratitude for these strangers that had lifted my heart and cheered me up.
Suddenly, inspite of some minor transporation frustrations, I was feeling like I had a bounce back in my step and singing Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, my oh my what a wonderful day. This bus driver didn't know I was stepping onto his bus feeling a bit frustrated and discouraged. I stepped off the bus, lighter and reminded of the power of cheerfulness and kindness to others. We really can lift others with a smile, a helping hand, and a Hey there Georgie Girl song can be pretty helpful too!