You’ve slept through the alarm, the car wouldn’t start, spilt some coffee on your white top, hit every red light on the way to work and got denied for that big promotion you were looking forward to, and it’s not even noon.
Bad days. We all can relate to them. Then everyone tells you, “it’ll get better” and you think HOW?! You want to scream at them and tell them that they don’t even know what kind of day you’ve had.
I’m guilty of this too, like nobody else can even begin to understand the struggle. Then I full-fledge check myself out for the remainder of the day because I’m too busy sulking in my self-proclaimed misery.
But, that’s absurd, right? I mean really, what’s the point of continually focusing on the bad and not on the good?
You may have slept through your alarm but you got an extra 20 minutes of much-needed sleep. Sure, your POS car wouldn’t start but your lovely neighbor came out in the snow to jump it for you. You spilt some coffee on your white top but you were smart enough the last time this happened to throw a tide-to-go pen in your purse. If those traffic lights would’ve all been green then you wouldn’t have caught that song on the radio that takes you back to that special moment. You got denied for the promotion yet you have a roof over your head and shoes on your feet, fully capable of paying your bills.
Instead of focusing on the battles, focus on the blessings.
Pay attention to the beauty of that bright blue sky and not the traffic jam you’re stuck in; sulk in the warmth and coziness of that ultra-suede jacket you’re wearing and not the below zero temps outside; enjoy listening to the buzzing conversations all around you in the corner coffee shop instead of complaining about how it’s too busy.
Once you start counting your blessings and not your battles, a lot of things will seem much sweeter and joyful. You’ll begin to radiate goodness and emit love that can be transmitted onto others.
And we all could use more of that in this world.
Fleece – The North Face
Leggings – Charlotte Russe
Scarf – H&M
Boots – Ugg