Brittany Baird, of Brunswick County, Virginia, had her grandfather drop her and her prom date off at prom on his tractor.
She tells CBS that she didn't want to arrive in a limo. "I wanted a different way to go into prom that I knew people would remember, so I asked my papa to drive us in on his John Deere. Never had I EVER expected it to somewhat blow up like this.
We just got on in a parking lot on one side of the school. My family didn't want us on it too long in fear of us possibly falling off! Shortly before going in, my insecurities started coming out and I was afraid that maybe some people would just think I was crazy for doing something like that. However, as soon and we started driving up to the entrance I got really excited.
Everyone at the walk in reciprocated my feelings and their cheers were loud and just astonishing. Everyone loved it!"
Brother and sister team Tom Griesel and Dian Griesel, co-founders of The Business School of Happiness, have studied how people can improve satisfaction with their lives, including their hours on the job.
The top 10 tips on how to be happy at work:
1. You should like your boss -- or at the very least respect him or her.
2. You should like and respect your co-workers.
3. Try to avoid confrontations with superiors and colleagues. If there is an issue that you feel needs to be addressed, there is always a diplomatic forum in which to resolve it. If you don't think such a forum exists, work on creating one.
4. Set a positive example for your co-workers. Always work to your highest capacity, regardless of what others are doing or what is going on around you. Focus on controlling your own behavior. This approach to your work will do wonders for your productivity as well as your self-esteem.
5. Make a list of the steps you can take to become more productive and then carry them out.
6. Focus on the most important task at hand and attempt to finish it before moving on.
7. Avoid chit-chat beyond what's necessary to be social. Save gossip for breaks or lunch.
8. Restrict your personal business to your personal time. If you have no exciting personal interests, you need to become more active and "get a life."
9. Get enough sleep to recharge your system so you can work at your highest capacity and feel your best.
10. Count your blessings! And blessing No. 1 is you have a job. Just being employed should have a positive impact on your mood, even if you do not believe your current occupation is the ideal one.