I’m a writer. Therefore, I spend a lot of time thinking about words and phrases. Words mean things. It is partly my job to spend a lot of time dwelling on those meanings.

I especially like the common phrases.

“Have a nice day.”

Something we all say often. A nice bidding. Certainly well intentioned. But, sometimes, it strikes me a bit too passive. As if the days just happen to us.

The fact is that our days, and the moments they are comprised of, are shaped by us. B=They are shaped by our actions and reactions. If it is a nice day or not is all a matter of our perception and interpretation of the events that unfolded within. That perception and interpretation is largely defined by the choices we make and how we feel about them. We don’t simply have them. We make them.

Make a nice day.