#242: Power Play – Bad Days

There were people who went to sleep last night, 
poor and rich and white and black,
but they will never wake again.

And those dead folks would give anything at all
for just five minutes of this weather
or ten minutes of plowing.

So you watch yourself about complaining.

What you’re supposed to do
when you don’t like a thing is change it.
If you can’t change it,
change the way you think about it.
  – Maya Angelou

 

We all have bad days.  Sometimes even a bunch in a row.  But even if we might label them as such, they’re often not as bad as they seem when you look at the big picture.  There is always something to be grateful for.  You are alive.  You are breathing.  Life isn’t easy, but it is a gift that has been given to you.  Whether it’s a minor annoyance or something that shakes up your life – feel it, grieve for it, talk about it, but know that those ‘bad’ days are not who you are.  They do not define you.  Bad days, bad weeks, bad years… they don’t equal a bad life.  And what may seem ‘bad’ at the time may have helped you learn something about yourself, about what you want and what you don’t want.  It can incite change if that’s what you want.  Appreciate the good days.  Live.

Game Plan:  If you are having a bad day, try to laugh.  Watch a funny show or movie.  Explore You Tube.  Try laughter yoga.

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