Another piece of awesomeness from Karen Salmansohn at notsalmon.com
We’ve all had a bad day. I have had one or two. Hundred.
They suck. They make you feel like butting your head against a door and shaking your fist at the sky asking Why me? Why does my life suck so so badly? Why can’t I be like everyone else and have a life with no problems?
Ha. It does seem that way, doesn’t it? When life feels really sh*tty, it seems as if everybody, heck anybody’s life is shinier and happier.
I had a bad day yesterday and I said that aloud many times during the day.
I quickly realized my blunder. It wasn’t bad. It may have not been my favorite Monday, but it wasn’t bad.
I actually try and not to say things anymore like ” bad day”, my ” bad leg” referring to my injured leg, or my “bad ear”. I think it simply colors that thing in a way with no room for growth. And growth is what I am concerned with lately. So take that crappola day and flip that sucker. What can I learn from it? Who can I be because of it? What can I take away from that day which I have labeled very bad and which indeed may have been simply a lesson for me to grow kinder or simply more awesome? Maybe it is about self- awareness or being more compassionate or giving up the need to be right? Whatever it is, a bad day doesn’t mean you have a bad life.
Get over it.
The trick, for my money, which is a lot of money, millions of dollars money, is this: Laugh.
Yea, that’s right. Laugh. Like I say in class, if you fall you MUST laugh and take down your neighbor. So recently when I was on my way to Santa Fe and had a bona-fide meltdown at the airport because they wouldn’t let me board and I got rerouted to Dallas and one “bad” thing after the other kept happening, I laughed my ass off. I called my day ” Planes, Trains and Automobiles.”
Yes, it took a few hours. Might have taken a day even, but I wrote a blog about it and laughed.
One bad day doesn’t maketh a bad life.
Unless you say it does.
Aye, there’s the rub!
Do you declare it so? Do you decide that a bad day means you’re cursed? That every one of your days until the end of time will be bad? That you might as well throw in the towel now? Do you say: My life, from here on in, will be filled with nothing but bad bad days. And so it is.”
Don’t miss the forrest for the trees. Don’t miss the opportunities for the slip-ups or break-ups. Don’t miss the wine for the glass.
Todays Daily Manifestation Challenge:
In the comments section below describe a “bad” day that you’ve had go ahead a laugh at it. If you dare. Was it an opportunity for any growth? Then write ” I have a great life!” Flip it!
Ps, every once in a while you are entitled to have a crappy day. That’s fine. In fact, have as many as you like. Just don’t decide that it’s who you are.
You are not the Possessor Of Endless Bad Days.