I walked back to my cube at work after a meeting. Opening Outlook as it is the most favorite part of my day, I saw an email with “package 4U!” in its subject. Wondering if somehow junk managed to permeate my neatly organized work folders I opened it with trepidation. It was from a legitimate user and then it struck me. I had ordered some memory and a new monitor as my old one was on its death throes.
Grinning all the way to the reception to pick up my goodies, I reflected on how silly things like these can change the tone of my day. I was not a happy camper coming in to work. Once I had something new to play with I set about in earnest getting it ready for me to use.
I know the rest of the day will see me in unusually high spirits simply because of the newness of it all. I wonder if it is true of everyone. Having a new toy to play with deflects focus from other resident worries and occupies our mind with something new. I wonder if it will work as therapy when I am depressed. K, Are you listening?? 🙂