We all have bad days, right? And I had one today. Not the first and not the last. But today as I felt really down, I suddenly saw the rainbow. You know? The one you only get once you put up with rain to quote miss Parton.
I have been pretty sick for the past 3 days. I could not get out of bed, I was feeling terrible, dizzy, in pain and most of all…useless. I was feeling bad that my sister had to come and help me out to take my pup for a walk. I was feeling bad because I could not work. Because I was about to turn a page in my life by quitting my job to be independent and could not even rely on myself since I was nothing but a sick cry baby. And it went on all afternoon. I was watching TV and everyone in there had a great outfit and a great job. Suddenly it was 6pm and I realized the pup needed a walk. So I put down the things I had in my hands (several items I had crafted) and went outside to see the trees in bloom and the leaves of May shine in a wonderful late afternoon light. When I returned to my place I even had a short and unpleasant argument with a rude man moving furniture on my sidewalk. But I didn’t care. Because without anything special happening all day I had realized something very important, very quietly. I was doing good. Yes I was still sick, but I was going to get better. And yes this man was rude but he did not matter in my life as long as I did not give this argument any importance at all. And no I was not useless because not only did I take care of this pup, today and for the past two years, but I had made several items this day. And the two days before this? I was in bed. So what? I had made small but real efforts to get better. I thanked my sister who had helped me out. I realized that I was allowed to have a bad day. Even 3 in a row. And that I’d get better and one day again I’ll be listening to those who are having one, because to each their turn. And that’s all good. There was no need to apologize. So if you’re having a bad day? Cry it out. Break a plate. Let the bad things come out and process them. It’s amazing all the things you can learn about yourself in this exact moment between feeling bad and feeling good again. You’ll feel better in no time. And until then: it’s alright, don’t apologize.
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