I had a very taxing, stressful, exhausting day yesterday. It started out with a migraine that just seemed to have every little thing irritate it until I felt as if I were either going to lose my mind, or my head, whichever came first.
The weather did not help my mood, or my headache. It has been raining for what seems like, forever in town. But errands still had to be run, and since they weren't going to run themselves, I had the pleasure.
As if driving in the bad weather wasn't bad enough, I happened to encounter every possible bad driver that there is in my town. I finally found some peace at a stop light, where I could just sit in quiet and calmness for at least a minute. Then as if they knew how my day was going, someone started honking their horn. Not just a honk, like "hey," but a long, drawn out, desperate honk, as if to say they were dying and needed immediate assistance. Desperately I looked around to see if I could find the person in need, only to realize there were two trucks, one on each side of mine, full of construction workers, honking to one another and pointing at me as if they have found the lucky duck in the pool at the fair. The light turned green.
On the homestretch to the house, I finally got outwardly upset and said aloud, "what a terrible day this has been." And fortunately for me, my 12 year old son, my true voice of wisdom, corrected me. "It's only as bad as you allow it to be, and getting mad about something will never change the outcome, it will only make you feel worse. Isn't that what you always say Mom?" Talk about a reality check. Having your own Words With Wisdom thrown back in your face, is like taking an ice cold shower when you didn't mean to.
My son was right, just as I have been all the many times that I've said it. No matter how bad my day was, it could always be worse, and if I would have had a better outlook on yesterday, I'm certain I wouldn't have felt as bad as I did. We need to all remember that we are human, and are going to have bad days.. but they are only as bad as we allow them to be.