Do you ever have those days where nothing seems to go right? Where despite how good of a mood you are in the hits keep coming? Where you just want to go home and go to sleep and re-start tomorrow. I had one of those days recently.
I had been journaling that morning on staying present and continuing to be in a good mood despite what gets thrown my way. I had a really good day the day before using this perspective and I wanted to keep with it. Little did I know, it was going to be a day of tests. It was almost like me writing about it was sending a vibe into the Universe, saying let’s see how she holds up with this.
I won’t bore you with all the small details but it all ranged from angry customers to, being out of the food I wanted to order, to changing plans around then their was the icing on the cake. That I will tell you about.
I was trying to be productive and get gas before going home.
- It is cheaper
- I didn’t want to have to rush in the morning to get it before leaving town.
I turned a corner and my shake spilled. My Andes Mint Shake (because there were out of Chocolate Shakes)! I quickly picked it up but knew that some had spilled. I thought no worries, I have plenty of napkins, I can get it. I parked and lifted my console to begin cleaning and it spilled again!
This time, on my seat, on me and on my book! I quickly grabbed more napkins and wiped down my book and my seat. Then I leaned back in my chair and just let the tears fall. I didn’t get angry, I didn’t yell, it was more of a defeated state. What else can go wrong? My book, why my book. After about 30 seconds and reminding myself that in 5 years this will not matter, I scrubbed some more on the book to see how much I could get off. I then opened my door to clean the floor. That is when I realized, there was shake in both of my shoes. I continued to let the tears fall as I cleaned up the whole mess. I got gas and sat in the truck as the pump slowly filled my tank. For once, I was actually thankful for this, it gave me a minute to pull myself together, wipe my tears away, know that it is just material things, that I can always wash my shoes, and that in a few days this will probably be funny. I gathered myself together and made the drive home.
How we react to things matters. Sure, I could have gotten angry and made a big deal out of things but what purpose would that have served. I would have come home angry, that negative energy would have leaked out to others and before you know it, everyone would have been angry.
Sometimes, taking 5 minutes to let it out in the parking lot is exactly what you need to do. Let it out, get rid of it. Pull yourself together and keep making the most of your day. Even on days I am tested, I don’t want to have negative energy/juju surrounding me.
No matter how positive or happy you are as a person, there are going to be days that test you. Keep pushing out love, stay with the positivity. If you have too, take the 5 minutes and have a moment, or if it is that bad, call it a day and take it to the house. Sometimes, we just need a reset. Whatever you do though, keep on shining, the world needs more of it.
As always, share some love, we could all use a little more love