What a difference a sunny day makes! The perfect spring weather greeted me this morning and coaxed me to put on a cheerful disposition today. It also helped that I was able to chat with my good friend Bing over the phone last night. She always helps me put things into perspective, among other things. I guess that’s why she is one of my closest friends. There is no judgment, only trust and understanding. So after a good night’s sleep, I faced today with a much better attitude. It was also nice to come to a lab that has super shiny and clean floors! I forgot that my lab mate asked to have our lab floors cleaned last night, so I was pleasantly surprised to see our floors squeaky and “sparkly” clean. Although I was not able to accomplish much in terms of thesis-related work, I feel way better than yesterday. I took in all the sun that I could possibly take in, having my afternoon snack by the glass windows overlooking the lake and hitting the back roads of Sterling for a short run before my yoga class. There will definitely be crappy days ahead, but with a little sprinkle of sunshine and some encouragement from good friends, we can have a happy-crappy day.