I’ve become that person at work. The one before 7 am cheerily greeting everyone. Instead of just muttering “mornin'” I practically sing, “good morning.” And the response is usually a grunt, groan, moan, or the ever popular, “too early to be that chipper ”
Listen. I would love to be in my bed, sleeping. I don’t want to be out in the cold dark driving to a job where I get paid to get yelled at. But that’s where I’m at. That’s my situation. And you know what? I really like my job.
I’m am introvert and an empath. I absorb energy from others like a sponge. So being a little too chipper, happy, or whatever you want to call it is actually more for my benefit than anyone else’s. I love happy people. And I will.do whatever it takes to make someone laugh or smile. I’m the friggin court jester.
The fact is, I’ve worked in places with low morale. It’s terrible. It sucks your soul from you and makes you hate everything. You take that home with you. No one should live like that.
So, every morning, I make the conscious choice to have a good day. It’s not just going to be a good day. It is a good day. From the start.
If you work with me, and my morning cheerfulness annoys you, sorry. Not sorry. I’m not in this for you. This is all about me. I need happy people around me. So, buckle up, butter cup. I’m on a mission to make you smile.