Thanks for joining me.

Sorry, but I’m having a bad day.

I know, it’s unlikely that you care about my bad day. Even so, there is an up side to my bad day. It has led me to a couple of points that may be worth your time. Either way, it is what it is and I’m happy you’re here. Let’s get to it and you’ll see if my bad day turns out to have an up side for you too.

So, what’s your notion of a bad day? I’m not thinking here about big events that foretell major or lasting consequences. Rather I am thinking about those little annoyances and inconveniences that disrupt our otherwise comfortable and more or less predictable days.

You know the kinds of things I am talking about: not being able to find your car keys, dropping your iPhone and cracking the screen, dripping coffee on your clean shirt, getting a phone call that you have to take just as you are leaving the house when you’re already running ten minutes late, remembering as you head out for lunch that you were supposed to be at the dentist two hours ago, realizing that you still haven’t started that report your boss needs this afternoon and you had planned to finish yesterday. (You have the idea. Press Play to listen.)