When it rains, it pours–at least in my house. Between yesterday and today, its got me thinking that karma for something is coming back around my way.
Yesterday, my fourteen-month old threw my phone in the trash can at a local yogurt shop. This led to me searching for it frantically thinking that I lost it or that it had been stolen. Then, the little lady had a super rough night of not wanting to sleep, making us both extra tired and grumpy today. Follow that up with this morning, on cue, my son refusing to go to school and our alarm system malfunctioning. And, after drop-off for him today, with the help of my almost six-year old, I lost my credit card, which we had taken out to use at my son’s school book fair. Then, hilariously to you maybe, before I sat down to write this post, after getting my typically peaceful baby down for a nap she did not want to take, I spilled my entire cup of delicious iced coffee all over the floor, the counter and the dishwasher.
It is days like these that make me want to throw in the white towel and surrender and its only 10am. It is days like these that make me want to cry. However, it is days like these that make me stronger and serve as a reminder to me to not “sweat the small stuff” or the lost credit card, malfunctioning alarm system or spilled coffee.
All of this is merely LIFE. With each stage of life comes its own challenges, but also its own rewards. I may be in the thick of a stressful season of life, based on the ages of my children and my attempt to manage/write for my own website at the same time, but I can make it through, I will make it through and so can you.
When we are amidst rough mornings, afternoons or whole days, we need to remember that it is just a bad moment or series of bad moments; it is not a bad life. The fact is that we need days that break us down, physically and/or emotionally, so that we can better appreciate the good days. Maybe today sucked. However, that gives you more motivation to make tomorrow better. Some days are just hard. But, that is okay. I truly believe that us pushing through bad days/phases/moments/challenges are all serving a purpose to deliver us to some of the best days of our lives.
Most of the time, when I look back on my “bad” days, they were not so terrible. It was just easier for me to “milk” the bad day as much as I could so that I could earn empathy and sympathy from others. Maybe that is how I aim to earn the adult interaction that I seek.
When things are tough and stressful, we need to remember that, so far in this life, we have already survived all of our “worst” days. This rough day won’t be any different. We will come out on the other side just fine, because we never give up.
Your good days may give you smiles, happiness and laughter, but your bad days give you something too–experience, lessons and memories.
“You’re gonna be happy,” said life, “but first I’ll make you strong”. — Author Unknown.
Still feeling crappy about your day? A little perspective…imagine how a T-Rex would feel trying to make his bed each morning. Mmmhmm. At least you don’t have to deal with that!