Some days just can’t be helped. No matter how hard we try, bad days come. The good news is they go again too.
Yesterday must have been the worst day I’ve had in a really long time. Sages say to live as if this day is your last. If yesterday had been mine, my life wouldn’t have ended well.
Nothing a good night’s sleep and perspective can’t help.
Every day we get to decide how we will see the world. When several ugly events collide, it’s like a snowball effect. Our mood goes downhill, then lands in the toilet. If you are a human being reading this (and I’m going to assume that you are), then you know we can’t always be — or have — sunshine. But we can do something about it.
Self-soothing is a fabulous way out of the mess we sometimes find ourselves in. Laughter can heal, especially if we can laugh at ourselves. Inner joy is always humming beneath the surface even when we forget to look there. The trick is to find our way back to that place.
You might be asking yourself, But how? How can I recapture that joy I once knew?
Everyone has their way of rediscovering that dwelling place of inner peace. Yours might be connecting with Nature, your pet or your friends. If you know yourself at all, you will find it. Sometimes all it takes is a little push from the outside. Or the inside. Depending on where you are standing.
My mother taught me early in life to be resilient. We all have the capability to develop that bounce mechanism, but it is a learned skill. On days when I forget that anger and upset are a part of the human experience, I tend to believe I will disappear. That somehow I will die if I show my true feelings.
This morning I woke up. The sun rose (behind the clouds). A flea market is taking place in front of my house. My son is giggling in the other room.
Life goes on.
The Universe is a place with no beginnings and no endings. It is like a circle and somehow we have found our way here.
We evolve. We transform. We make mistakes. We get up again. We apologize. We make more mistakes. Above all, we live.
Those who stay with us through the bad days are meant to be here. Those who do not are not.
And for those who have departed too soon, we mourn that loss too.
I am counting my blessings today for the chance to see the light once again. And to share the joy and love with all my heart.