Obviously the name of my blog is It’s just a bad day NOT a bad life (shocking, I know right?). I definitely was among the individuals who would proclaim they had the worst life when something bad happened, but then as soon as something good happened I’d change my tune. I think this yo-yo’ing mentality of great vs. shitty life really can take a tool on someone’s body. There are many days where I’m not happy, I’m extremely sad or angry or frustrated, but in the back of my mind I know that just because I’m having a bad day doesn’t mean that all my days are bad! One of my favorite practices is to give thanks at the end of the day for things that happened. Even if it’s the smallest thing possible ~ Like, Thank you God for letting me walk up the steps today ~ it puts the day in perspective.
Maybe I spent the whole day in bed, but you know what… Thank you God for giving me the strength to get up and brush my teeth or wash my face. That right there is a big thing to be thankful for and, when you think about it, you realize what an accomplishment it really was!
In the movie Silver Linings Playbook, there are 2 quotes I love.
The following song is called ‘Silver Lining’ by Kacey Musgraves. I love the lyrics, make sure to pay attention to them But I especially love these lines:
If you wanna find the honey
You can’t be scared of the bees
And if you wanna see the forest
You’re gonna have to look past trees
If you’re ever gonna find a silver lining
It’s gotta be a cloudy day, It’s gotta be a cloudy day
If you wanna fill your bottle up with lightning
You’re gonna have to stand in the rain, You’re gonna have to stand in the rain
Wishing You A Pain Free Day … and make sure to look for the silver lining 😉