Do you ever have one of “those days”? You know the ones where nothing seems to go right and you find yourself worn out, frustrated, discouraged, and defeated. I hate those days. Hate them. And today? Today was one of those days.
So on days like these I try to give myself an “attitude adjustment” and a healthy dose of perspective. The gospels are generally a good place to start. Even on my worst day I’m not being persecuted, tortured, imprisoned, or crucified. So that’s a huge win. (and no, I do not take that lightly)
Then I make it a point to change my vantage point. By that I mean I take a good hard look at those around me; those I know, those I love, and those I have only heard about. People all around me (and probably all around you) are hurting. I know (and love) people who have lost loved ones recently, who have a life threatening illness they are battling, some who are clinically depressed, others in financial distress, unemployed, underemployed, lonely, lost, and scared. And me? I’m just frustrated. Largely, because today I was hyper focused on me. And you know what? That is NEVER a good thing. I was wrapped up in a big project dear to my heart that I’ve been laboring on for nearly three years, add to that, every time I glanced out the window my eyes fixated on the “for sale” sign in the yard that has been there for nearly a year and a half.
I hate it when I’m like this but the good news is that God’s mercies are new each day. And tomorrow? Tomorrow is a new day.
Here’s to a brighter outlook, a better perspective, and a thankful heart.
Be encouraged friends – some days we lose the battle, but thank God we’ve already won the war.
Chin up…..brush it off….and let’s change the world.