Recently, during a trying period, I found myself thinking about how it was “one of those days.” You know the kind –the kind where things just aren’t going as well as they should or as neatly as you had planned; one problem is followed by another problem. Yeah, that kind of day. Well, as soon as I had started down that path, another voice came into my head — it said something like this: “You mean the kind of day where you have a husband that loves you, your child is healthy and the bills are paid? One of those days? Yeah– I can see how that is rough.”
In that split second I was reminded that sometimes our outlook and perspective need to be refocused. We can choose where to focus our energy and attention; we are not help prisoner by the details of our life. While our lives are seldom perfect, we always have a choice on how to react or think about things. At that moment things were put back into perspective; my life was not running perfectly, but in the grand scheme of things, it was going pretty well. Needless to say, my outlook was sufficiently adjusted.
I know that bad days will come; it is just a fact of life — things happen. All I can do is what I can do; I cannot control my circumstances. BUT, I can make sure they don’t control me. Do I always remember this? Of course not, but I am getting better. That’s what life is all about, right? We learn and grow from what we go through.
Is today one of those days? YES! And I am happy about it too! 🙂
Let’s see what’s next…Thanks for reading!