It’s one of those days. Nothing seems to be going right. I ran late, fought red tape and a screaming toddler. I feel ugly, unpopular, fat and tired.
Sometimes I wonder what happens to make crappy days like this. Then I wonder is it all just a perspective?
Instead of hating the annoying things perhaps I need to be grateful for the good parts. Like a researcher just grab the highlighter of life and emphasise the bit I choose.
Today my BFF new I was having a “day” and shouted me a coffee. That’s a highlight.
While I did fight with the red tape I persisted until I won it over. That’s worthy of a highlight.
While my bigger girl is working such long hours studying then going to work taking on an extra shift. I barely see her. The highlight is she is motivated to study and is a valued worker with a job. Both big highlights.
While Miss Bee did have a whingeing type day I must add in all fairness to her that we left home at 10am and it’s 5.30pm and we haven’t been home yet. I have really expected too much from one so tiny. The highlight is she’s asleep in the car, I have Internet access and now have a little time to blog.
Although she made toy “tornedeo” this morning by throwing her toys about I was able to quickly pack them up before we left. Going home to a tidy play area is a definite highlight.
I have petrol, a reliable car, money to buy food, a roof over my head and a loving family. That’s not a highlight to be underestimated. Indeed, I’m sure many would willingly and gratefully embrace that.
It’s cold. The nasty weather has finally arrived. The highlight is I’m obviously part scout as I had a spare zip up hoodie in the car “just in case” so Miss Bee is toasty warm.
When your life seems full of low moments grab that highlighter and shine a light on all the great bits. Leave out all the rest.
Oh and a massive highlight. .. I found that tiny lid for my Lancome perfume!