Knowing your own darkness, is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people– Carl Jung
Are You Having a Bad Day?
Recently a family member had a bad day. A really bad day.
Everyone has them.
Some are worse than others.
No matter how bad it becomes, a bad day is just a bad day, it is not a sentence.
It’s painful for the person going through the mental pain and suffering of a bad day and can be equally as difficult for those supporting them. Unlike a physical injury or ailment, there may be no visible cause that is obvious to others. Some folks are driven to extreme actions to stem their mental anguish.
Bad times or adversity affect us and our mood. People do bad, hurtful things to others.
We have no control over what other people do.
We CAN, however, decide not to let it affect who we are and where you’re headed, as this Native American proverb infers:
You cannot prevent the birds of sadness passing over your head, but you can prevent them from making a nest of your hair.Native American Proverb
What We Can Do
- Keep in mind that every bad day passes. What’s done is done and is in the past.
- Acknowlege the setback and make adjustments to it.
- Do not dwell and re-play the events over and over in your head, for this makes them a bigger part of your life.
- Do not make it anything more than a bad day.
- Events may be terrible and inescapable at times, but you always have choice – if not when, then how, to proceed onward.
There is always a way to take the next step forward on the path you’ve chosen. Be that minor or major. There are always options, always something you CAN choose to do.
This is where to direct your focus.
Every day brings the prospect of new hope and new possibilities.
I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned.
Quotes, like proverbs, make us think more deeply about something.
Sunday Sayings give us Something to Ponder About