Last weekend I pulled a muscle in my back. You would’ve thought my back was broken because I laid in bed for the rest of the day. IT. HURT. To add to my misery I also had a cold. The kind that includes gagging coughs and throat-aching sneezes. The worse.
That was me last weekend while my family took a trip to Washington, DC without me. Do you feel sorry for me yet? Well don’t! It wasn’t that bad. It was a temporary unfortunate situation. Not permanent. Lasting for only a limited period of time.
I can be a drama queen when things don’t go a certain way. I was notorious for letting little things ruin my day. I had to learn not to sweat the small stuff. The older I become the more I realize it’s just not worth it.
I was miserable for such a long time because I chose to be. I let temporary situations control me. I let people take advantage of me. I would constantly beat myself up for my misfortunes. That’s not a way anyone should live their life.
I’m fortunate to understand now that the highs and the lows of life are temporary. They are just apart of life. And that’s okay!
It’s okay to have a bad day, tomorrow you can start all over again.
It’s okay to not do the dishes, just clean them tomorrow.
It’s okay to take a nap, you need your rest.
It’s okay to dance, be free!
It’s okay to laugh, it’s good for your soul.
It’s okay to be angry, just don’t stay in that place for long.
It’s okay. It’s okay. It’s okay. Eventually everything is going to be alright.
If you really think about it, life is pretty amazing. It may feel dark at times, but trust me the good outweighs the bad. You just have to acknowledge it. I advice you to add a pop of color to your day rather that’s indulging in your favorite book, praying, or treating yourself to your favorite dessert.
My pop of color today happens to be my Pink Bomber Jacket. It makes me smile. Tomorrow my pop of color may be different, which is okay because every day requires a different treatment. What makes you smile? Add your own pop of color to brighten your day. Don’t sweat the small stuff, it’s only temporary.
“Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.” Psalms 30:5 (New Living Translation)