Everybody has them. The kind of day when you feel like your to-do list is too long, even if you haven’t had the energy to even write one. Where even though the weather is nice, the sun’s too bright or the temperature too perfect. Yep. I’ve been there too.
I got thinking today, while having one of those aforementioned days, that maybe they are a blessing in disguise. I have two quotes to explain what I mean. 🙂
1) “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” – Henry Ford. — So clearly, Henry Ford is a smart guy, so I’ll trust him enough to analyze this. Perhaps the days in which we feel the worst are really when we distract ourselves from the important stuff and pity ourselves over worthless matters. Stress only deteriorates the heart, and it doesn’t benefit anyone, especially yourself. So even if your “goal” is to get through the day, don’t let things get to you enough that you fall off that path.
2) “Yet I see when God calls a person to anything and through never so many difficulties, yet He is fully able to carry them through and make them see and say they have been gainers thereby.” – Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
Mary Rowlandson was a Puritan woman living in Massachusetts when she was taken captive by Wampanoag Native Americans. Her account of the experience, entitled “The Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson” clearly expresses her life-changing experience and essentially her coming-of-understanding of the people who took her away from everything she knew. I read it for my world literature class the other night, and this quote in particular struck me. This is a woman who suffered immensely, albeit more mental suffering than physical – but she came through stronger than ever. This quote shows this to be true. It is essentially at 1675 version of “that which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” and it is something to admire, especially for a woman in her time.
What do you think is the best way to make it through “one of those days” and how do you feel when you’ve moved on and had a really good next day? Isn’t it the best feeling? …Post and let me know what your brain is thinking after this 🙂