So, I’ve been feeling a little bad about my most recent post. I want to first say I am not a judgmental person. If someone wants to complain about a broken fingernail, I’m all ears. Because – you know what – everyones “worst” is different. Think about it. Not to go there, but I will for a second – go there. What is the worst thing that happened to you? OK, now, what was the previous worst thing that happened? And before that? Before that? You get the idea. We don’t know what the worst is because we feel like it is always the worst, until something worst happens.
Now that I have you at your lowest…. Smile. Because I have a point. Or something that resembles a point of something important. You know what I mean. Keep reading.
My friend told me once when I was having just one of those days where I was feeling sorry for myself because I was at “my” low (decades ago – all relative, right?) – anyways – she said something I have remembered through the years. It’s ok to have a bad day. Don’t compare bad days and don’t feel bad because it isn’t the “ultimate” bad day (remember it can always be worse, right?) that someone else might be having. You just be YOU. And have THE DAY you need to have. And don’t feel bad about it. Just be sure to get over it. As I said in my previous email, “don’t let a bad day get you down”. I actually meant “Don’t let a bad day KEEP you down”. (I didn’t say for how long btw)
Which leads me back to my father….
Dad would always say “make it a great day” rather than “have a great day”. To him, it wasn’t a cliche. So I think of that saying a lot. I have gone from extremely positive, to trying to be positive, to really digging deep to find positiveness (huh? sp?) to just trying to BE. I am a positive person and I see what is happening and I am like “WAIT!!” Don’t get me!! My parents had a poster in the house while I was growing up… “don’t let the Bastards get you down”. I thought it was funny at the time because of the “B” word. I can remember chuckling with my teenager friends over it.. he he. Now I find it somewhat ironic. OK. I will keep fighting. No one is going to get me down. Or is it keep me down?
So, I am going to make it a great day. Even if the day isn’t the great one I had hoped for, at least I tried. That must account for something, right?
As I was walking my daughter to school this morning, we were discussing the difference in making it a great day and having a great day. Think about it for a minute. And go make yourself a great day!!