I was having a bad day for about five minutes this morning, but then I came downstairs to find this heart of cars on the dining table and was instantly transported back in time to re-wake up on the right side of the bed. These toy cars are part of a little craft project that my sweet and I did on his birthday, and they suddenly filled my morning with smiles as I imagined him leaving them in this lovely arrangement before boarding his early-bird flight to California. Not only were the cars’ drying paint jobs a reminder of our fun time yesterday, but they were a message of love and thanks – a message that eased any sleep-deprived headaches leftover from the weekend’s festivities. It’s funny how little things like this can reshape the course of our days, but it’s oh so true. Although I firmly believe we’re all responsible for making our own luck/happiness and I’m confident I could have made my day turn around on my own, there’s something to be said for how sweet days are when they’re brightened by others. Instead of sitting around and waiting for hearts of toy cars or for-no-reason flowers/cakes/coffees to fall from the sky, how about creating a little bright-beginning karma by making someone else’s morning? Is there anyone you’ve been meaning to thank or cheer up lately? If so, I say hit them with happiness in the morning so they’ll have something to grin about all day long.