Today is going to be a good day. Not because the sun is shining and everything is great today, because it’s not right now. Not because MS is behaving at the moment and allowing me to have a somewhat normal morning, because it’s not as I drag myself out of bed longing for another 8 hours of sleep. Not because life is perfect, stress is gone, bank accounts are overflowing and pain has disappeared because none of that has happened.
It’s going to be a good day because I choose for it to be. You see, I can have a terrible, horrible, down-right awful day and still find something beautiful in the mess. It’s all in the way I look at the things happening around me.
I was the kind of kid that when given a punishment or required to do something I really didn’t want to do, I would turn it into something fun. When I was told to rake the yard, instead of moaning about the task in front of me, you would find me dancing around the yard with an imaginary date or sword fighting with the rake just to turn the difficult job into a moment of fun. Sure it took me longer to rid the yard of its leaves, but I had while fun doing it.
If I was placed in the corner for a moment of silence, you would find me playing intently with a piece of string I found on my socks pretending it to be a friendly bug, or counting the flowers on the wallpaper. I just had the knack at finding the good in bad moments or at the least entertaining myself in the process.
You may be thinking “That’s great, but you don’t know what my life is like and how hard things are for me”…which is true. But no matter what is happening around you, you can choose to drag yourself along defeated and miserable or hold your head up high regardless of the battle and find something beautiful in the mess.
Don’t let the storm blowing around you keep you from enjoying life. Find something fun in the chaos of your day. Choose to never give up, give in or quit. Life may be crumbling around you but are not going to crumble. Hold onto the good and let the rest go. Be one of the few that truly knows the joy of dancing in the rain and laughing in the pain. Even a road full of potholes can get you where you’re going. Smile today…and pass it on.