Friday, February 17, 2012

Have a "Nice" Day!

Some years ago, a TV commercial for a national motel chain featured a blonde receptionist in a hot pink sweater and flirty eyelashes brightly telling a customer "I'm sorry. We have no record of your reservation and no vacancies. Have a nice day!"

"Have a nice day!"

"Have a wonderful day!?

At Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom, the wish is "Have a magical day!"

How many times have you been wished "a nice day" or "a wonderful day" or "a magical day"?

Sometimes, the wish is so far from the current reality as to be meaningless.  Sometimes, like the unfortunate traveler before the blonde desk clerk, our days are less than magical, less than nice, and less than wonderful.  In such cases, the wish to have a nice or wonderful or magical day is at best an ironic and at worst an insensitive dismissal.

Suppose, rather than merely wishing that someone have a nice day, we did something to make that person's day nice?

Suppose, rather than merely wishing someone have a wonderful day, we did something to make that person's day wonderful?

Suppose, rather than merely wishing someone have a magical day, we did something to make that person's day magical?

Supposed we backed up our good wishes with actions to make them true?

Suppose, when we received these wishes we took it as a command to go out and make the day we having magical, wonderful, and nice?

Are you up to the challenge?

Whose day will you help make more wonderful, magical, and nice?

What actions will you take to have a wonderful day?