Nobody’s Life is All Roses and Rainbows

by Melody Jean

Today was a bad day. There’s no eloquent word-smith-like way to describe it. Just bad. I think that sometimes people are ashamed to admit when they’ve had a tough 24 hours. Yet, it’s days like these that remind us – yes – we have blood running through our veins, we’re human.

Everything Was a Mess

I had a feeling when I woke this morning that this was the direction to which my day was heading. People say that we can turn the day around at any moment. That is, take it from negative to positive – we have that power. I too believe this under ordinary circumstances. Yet, today I started the morning feeling like a truck hit me. I struggled to get ready for work and I made it, as I always do, because I rarely call-in sick. I have to be bed-ridden.

So yes, today was one of those days where everything was a mess. From how I felt, to everything that I touched.

Reflection

Sitting here now, at days end, I remain still. My mind flashes back to just 30 minutes ago when a fellow driver intentionally tried to run me off of the highway, literally. I’m not even sure why. I think perhaps it was “just because.”

I am challenged as I try to put the day, and my feelings into perspective. I’m exhausted, tired, hungry, and I feel sick. Yet, I remember, we all get this way sometimes …

Nobody’s Life is All Roses and Rainbows

I share this day so all are aware that my life is not all roses and rainbows. Nobody’s is. Even those who prance around on Facebook daily with positivity, they hurt too. I respect the fact that people limit negative posts and the like on social networking sites. There is enough bad energy in the world, so there is no need to add to that.

A Reminder to Take Care of Me

So yes, I have bad days too. And I’m entitled to. Yet, rather than let them get me down, I now use them as reminders. It reminds me that I’m human, that I bleed and that it’s okay to have feelings and to cry. Perhaps more importantly it reminds me to take care of me. Even if for just a few moments.

We Can’t Be Zen All of the Time

You see, it’s impossible to be Zen all of the time. Nor do I want to be. If we don’t know discontentment we would never know joy.

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” — Dolly Parton

I Will Survive

Somehow I know that I will survive today, and tomorrow. After all, I always do, because I know that this too shall pass. I’ve learned to not stay in a bad moment too long.

With that very thought in mind, after I disentangled myself from the disgruntled driver on the highway, I stopped to buy a Hershey’s chocolate bar. Chocolate makes me happy. Even in my demise I remembered to treat myself kindly. So after I finish writing this to share with the world tomorrow, I will cook a nourishing dinner, take a hot shower, eat my chocolate bar, and say a prayer for a better day tomorrow. Because sometimes, that’s all we can do.

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Michael

God bless!

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Melody Jean

Always, and the same to you Mike!

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