Do you ever have those days, or weeks that are just bad? You know, the spill your coffee, burn your toast, run out of gas kind of day? This whole week has been like that for me.
It seemed like every single day there was something going wrong. We were super busy at work this week which only made things worse. On Wednesday my day started off bad when I overslept and woke up 30 minutes before I had to be at work. I hate when I oversleep. It seems like it just makes everything go wrong the rest of the day. I did manage to get a shower, dry and straighten my hair, get dressed and get to work on-time. Thank goodness I only live 3 miles from the hospital where I work.
The day didn’t get much better from there. The programs I used at work weren’t working right, the internet went down, the phone rang off the hook, I spilled part of my lunch on my desk, spilled my drink on my shirt, just one thing after another all day long!
It was the kind of day that makes you need a glass (or whole bottle) of wine and a bathtub full of bubbles!
It was a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. But it was what happened once I got home that really put things into perspective.
It’s All About Perspective
That evening we were lounging around the house when we heard a loud “boom”. Being in Southeastern Kentucky I assumed that it was a gun shot. It’s not an uncommon thing to hear around here, even when you live downtown. We both commented about the boom but didn’t really think anything else about it. A few minutes later I heard sirens, but again I didn’t really think about it since living downtown you hear sirens all the time. Not long after that I looked out the window and noticed that it was really smoky out. That’s when we noticed that our neighbor’s house was on fire! Of course by that time the fire department was there putting out the fire (thus the sirens that we heard earlier).
As I sat out on my front porch I realized that even though I had a horrible day, my neighbors were having an even worse day. It’s all about perspective. Yes we all have bad days from time to time but just remember, there is always someone out there who is having an even worse day than you are!
It’s all about perspective and how we look at things. Yes I had a bad day but compared to my neighbors, the situations I encountered were nothing compared to their situation. At least I still had a home to live in and a car to drive.
Have you ever had a terrible, horrible, no good very bad day? What do you do to relieve the stress of a bad day?
**Update: My neighbors lost their car in the fire. This apparently was the source of the fire and the cause of the “boom” that we heard. The majority of the damage was contained in the garage area of the house. Thankfully the family was able to get out of the house and no one was hurt. The house did not suffer significant damage and they were able to return to their home the next day.**