Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bad Day or Prelude to a Happy Day?

Sometimes I tend to think that a bad day signals the end of the world.  But it doesn't.  A bad day can be just that--a bad day.  Not the end of the world.  And not a bad life.  Sorrows or anger or anxiety swarm around and snuff out happiness like a little candle.  But I mustn't forget that a snuffed-out candle today could become a blazing fire tomorrow.  Like a beautiful classical piece of music, today's bad day could really just be a prelude (written in a minor key) to tomorrow's grand finale (written in a major one).

Yes, for the most part, we can choose to be happy, but some days are just bad.  We need to accept them for what they are, do our very best, and then wake up tomorrow and try again.   Because tomorrow may be the greatest day ever.  Hope for this.  And let your thinking change for the better, even if today doesn't.

Happy Challenge:

Instead of trying to change your day around, just change your perspective.  Remind yourself again and again that today is just a prelude to tomorrow's miraculous day.  Then watch and see if happiness doesn't unfold, because it will.  And maybe even your bad day prelude will change a little too from the coloring of your hope...

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  1. This is so true. I love your happiness challenge. It reminds me of the enabling power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. It is an opportunity to tap into His power and use it to help US change, not change our surroundings or situation. We should pray for strength in the situation we find ourselves in, not for a change in our situation.

  2. This is a very timely post! I was just thinking about bad days. I like your idea to "accept them for what they are." Usually if I struggle against a bad day it just gets worse. It's easier to let them pass on their own.

    1. You're so right. It seems that every time I try to "make my day better" by trying harder, it just gets harder and harder to be happy. But if I accept the day as kind of a bad one and just try to keep life small and simple, it generally gets better on it's own!

  3. You are amazing. I love all your thoughts and they are ones to ponder upon. I also love your challenges. Maybe you should write a book.
    Blessings to you!

    1. LeAnn, thank you for taking the time to always leave a comment. You are always so sincere. I am actually in the beginning stages of writing a book...I'm so excited! I'll have to post details one of these days! :)



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