Bad day – or an opportunity?

This morning I woke up in a great mood. I was bursting with exciting ideas for the day ahead, looking forward to do some things that I haven’t done in a while because I was in bed – with a sore throat, headache and fever for a few days.

great day in the morning
Photo of the oil/canvas painting “great day in the morning” – courtesy of siptakg

It was a really pleasant beginning of the day until something sucked me right out of this joyful place – into a state of being annoyed and short tempered – which resulted in me slamming my own index finger with the sliding door.

I’m pretty sure a lot of people can relate to similar experiences – like taking anger out on vegetables and cutting their own finger in the process – or something like that. It is a strong indicator of being very much out of sync – and the best time to chill.

Unfortunately, although chilling sounds like the best direction to take on a bad day, it’s usually not the easiest path to take. And everyone has to find their own way to calm down and relax. There’s one thing I know for sure, though. It’s not possible to jump from a bad-feeling emotional state straight into happiness. The only way is to get to a better feeling place gradually, with reaching for a better feeling thought, and another and another… The process might seem like rolling the golden sphere – and a little bit uphill, too.

the golden sphere
Photo of the gouache painting “the golden sphere” – courtesy of siptakg

But for as long as I have hope that everything will be alright, I can get to that better feeling place – and it doesn’t even matter how long it might take me. Even in the worst of times, having hope is enough to get me through – and to feel some relief.

So – is a bad day really a bad day – or more an opportunity for me to become more clear about what I do want in my life, an opportunity to appreciate all the things that do go well in my life, an opportunity to realize how much I have grown and how much better I have become in handling any situation?

And consequently – if all of the statements from the previous paragraph are true – which they are – isn’t a bad day really a very good day?

Photo of the gouache painting “waiting” – courtesy of siptakg

These were some of my today’s thoughts on life. They came to me as a reflection on the circumstances and events – but were not random. I really tried to stir them in a positive direction, to make myself feel better.

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Most of all Daria enjoys creating, designing, taking photos of, writing about and sharing all the beautiful, cheerful things and moments. She finds them everywhere she goes. And tons of fun people, too!

Ratty - June 1, 2011

Bad days can become good days if we learn something from them, but sometimes I think they’re just bad days.

Allyson - July 4, 2011

Great lover on this site, a handful of your blogposts have definitely helped me out. Awaiting up-dates!

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