Have you ever had one of those days when you woke up feeling so bad that you wished the day could just be canceled? That an announcement could be made over the radio…”Today has been canceled due to too many broken nerve signals. It looks like a bad one out there. Stay home and bundled up. We’ll keep you posted on any changes.”
That’s my day already and it’s only just begun. I’m lying here in my bed as I write and dreading the simple act of getting up to do anything productive. I already made my way to the kitchen earlier for my morning wake up juice and know how much of a challenge that was. At least my wheelchair battery was charged and the coffee was set on an automatic timer so there was already a hot brew waiting.
I would really like to just to stay here in my bed surrounded by these fluffy pillows and fuzzy blankets. Can someone just bring the day to me instead? That would be nice, wouldn’t it? But as we know, life doesn’t work that way.
We have to get up and meet our day face to face, eyeball to eyeball. It would be amazing to be able to punch one of those eyeballs with a good strong right hook, but no matter how much I want the day to come to me or simply stop altogether, I know I have to find the strength to get up and get things going.
Don’t let the fact that you feel bad dictate your day. Get up, get dressed, and get your day started. Sometimes, that’s the biggest challenge of the day anyway…getting up. Maybe that’s why I dread it so much. I know that normally once I’m up and going, I’m doing better. It’s just trying to convince my body of that fact can be the difficult part. Am I the only one that feels this way? I sure hope not.
Regardless of how you are feeling right now, at this very moment, today belongs to you. Do the things that need to get done and leave the rest for another day. No guilt and no remorse for slowed progress.
I believe in you and know that you can muster up the needed strength to keep going. Don’t quit before you’ve even gotten started. I know you can do whatever it is you need to do today. You got this!