The Truth About Bad Days and Good Ones

December 8, 2015

“I woke up this morning excited about everything I had to do before the alarm clock even went off. I have responsibilities to attend to today. I am important. It’s my job to choose what kind of day I will have today.

Today I can complain because it’s rainy, or I can be thankful because the plants are being watered. Today I can feel sad because I don’t have more money, or I can be glad because my finances force me to plan my purchases with intelligence

Today I can complain about my health, or I can rejoice because I am alive. Today I can mourn over everything my parents didn’t give me while I was growing up, or I can be thankful that they allowed me to be born.

Today I can cry because roses have thorns, or I can celebrate because thorns have roses. Today I can pity myself because I don’t have many friends, or I can get excited and embark on the adventure of discovering new relationships.

Today I can complain because I have to go to work, or I can shout with joy because I have a job. Today I can complain because I have to go to school, or I can open my mind energetically and fill it with new and rich knowledge.

Today I can mutter bitterly because I have to do housework, or I can feel honored that I have a roof over my mind and bodyToday presents itself before me, waiting for me to shape it, and so here I am, the sculptor.

What happens today depends on me. I should choose what type of day I want to have.

Have a great day…unless you have other plans.”

Text attributed to the Uruguayan author, Mario Benedetti

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It’s a great day to smile

“We can all decide if we want to live a great life, or even more simply, that we want to have not just a good day, but a great day. It doesn’t matter how long it takes us to pass through the path of mediocrity: we can always choose another path. Always. It will never be too late to find our voice.”
-Stephen Covey-

We all know that bad days come along on their own, and for that we have to seek out the good moments. Getting ourselves on the right foot is a question of responsibility. It’s our decision because good days are either created, or they’re not.

If you didn’t have a good day yesterday, try to have one today. The bad moments aren’t all your fault; that couldn’t be further from reality. Life is an accumulation of circumstances on a path that is made, not of roses, but of thorns.

Therefore, accept and assume that having a good day is largely a question of attitude. You can set the scene that you will participate in, you can avoid being angry all the time, you can be friendly instead of bitter, and you can stop leaving everything until the last minute.

Although there are days that end up being complicated, you can always have a good time with your loved ones, take a walk, exercise, not be negative, and take life as it comes without impeding it and without fighting against your emotions.

In short, tell yourself that today can be a great day, and try to make it happen. Here’s a video that will make you smile, because any dark day can get brighter: