I saw this on Pinterest this morning and LOVED it.
It is totally and completely accurate.
I have figured out, during this very lazy summer, that the sunny-ness of my disposition is in direct proportion to the amount of time I have taken to get ready in the morning. On the days that I lounge in bed for a really long time and then putter around the house all day in sweats with my hair up in a pony, I find myself gradually getting more and more gloomy. I'm sure that's because every time I walk past a mirror and see how un-lovely I look, it chips away at my desire to be charming.
Appearance isn't everything of course, but getting ready for the day definitely has an effect on my outlook. I'm much more likely to smile and make eye contact when I've brushed my teeth and put on a little lipgloss. I'm much more likely to give a compliment when I feel confident about myself. I'm much more likely to open the door and connect with a neighbor when I haven't been laying on the couch all morning in sweats.
In the mornings, I always pray for opportunities to connect, to uplift, and to use my little handful of talents to be an instrument in Heavenly Father's hands. This little list makes all that stuff so much easier.
So...let's put on a little perfume and HAVE A LOVELY DAY! :)