“Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles.” ~ Charlie Chaplin
See if you can identify with this. Not to long ago, I was having a really bad day. Between a funeral, some bad news and a lousy beginning of the day I was really grumpy. Later that evening I had a meeting with some friends. I really didn’t want to go but I was needed there. I have to chuckle a bit as I remember thinking to myself while getting ready, “Nobody better try to make me laugh or smile tonight. I’m grumpy and I’m going to stay that way”. No kidding, I really said something like that.
When I caught up with my friends, we got the hugs and “Hello’s” out of the way. I was asked how I was doing and grumbled out a “fine”. Then, I don’t know if it was on purpose or not but, a couple of people were chatting nearby me and they were loud enough that I easily heard them. Next thing I know one of them said something really funny and I found myself laughing really hard. By the end of the evening I was feeling a lot better about the problems I had plus I realized that they weren’t quite as bad as I first thought.
There are times when we blow stuff out of proportion and make mountains out of molehills. It helps to remember that no matter how big or small our problems may be, they are just bad moments and those moments will pass.
Thought for the day: If you’re having one of “those” days, stop, take a deep breath and rest assured that your bad “moment” will pass.
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