Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Bad Day

Aw yes, a bad day. We have all had them. No one ever asks to have a bad day, it just kind of happens. It seems as if something goes wrong early in the morning, it's usually the start of a bad day. This concept just so happened to me last week. The morning started out with a couple minor things that didn't work in my favor and it just snowballed from there.

Now there is a benefit to having bad days. Those bad days that we all have make us appreciate the good days that we are given. If we went through life happily bouncing along each and everyday, we would take life for granted and not appreciate those little moments when our lives are in perfect harmony. Now these moments are few and far between, but they do happen. They can happen on many occasions such as when someone gets married, the birth of a child, when someone graduates, when someone achieves a goal they have worked hard to reach, when something good happens to you and you were least expecting it, and so on. We have all had those joyous moments we will remember for the rest of our lives. Those little moments make us into the person we are today.

So back to the idea of having a bad day. I also think that each day is what we make of it. If we get out of bed every morning and think to ourselves that we are going to have a bad day, then we probably will. If we choose to look at the bright side of things, at least we will have the positive thinking rolling for when the bad day attacks come at us! Most often times we do not choose to have a bad day, it just kinda happens that way. But if I'm having a bad day, I will find something positive or something good that happened that day and be grateful for that one good thing. It reminds me of something I always tell my daughter "Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining about what you don't have."

Think about that for a moment. "Be grateful for what you have" ~ just as the statement says. We should be thankful for the blessings we do have each and everyday. Often times we take these blessings for granted and have the mindset we need or want more, more, more. Now for the rest of the sentence, "stop complaining about what you don't have." Again, this is very simple, it means exactly what it says. We shouldn't gripe, complain, moan or whine about what we don't have. It wastes perfectly good breath and time to complain about the non-existent things in our lives. Today's society is guilty of living in the second part of that statement. People take so much for granted these days and do not truly appreciate the blessings God from above has poured into our lives.

I have been through enough in life and had enough encounters to make me appreciate the good days and the special moments in life. I have bad days like everyone else, but I choose to find the bright light on a dark day and go with it. Some circumstances are beyond my control; therefore I will not fight against what life throws at me. I choose to roll with it and accept the changes as they are. What is the point in fighting a battle that cannot be won?

So next time you are having a bad day, just remember it could be worse. There are always going to be circumstances or things that happen that we don't want to deal with or we'd prefer to hit the PASS OVER ME button, but that's not an option. So deal with things head on, even if the bad seems to outweigh the good. When a bad day is presented to you, don't let it get you down. Remember a day is 24 hours and it will pass. Here's another thought for the brain ~ the day after a bad day is usually a better day. And you will be grateful for that day because the bad day has passed and a brighter day is ahead. Just know we all have bad days, sometimes more than one together and it's ok. We just have to face life's challenges and tests head on and we will be fine in the end. Keep on going and you will see the light at the end of the tunnel! Good days come and go and so do bad days. It's nice to know that bad days don't last forever and that usually the good days outweigh the bad ones! Now put a smile on your face and have a good day!

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