“Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day” – Author Unknown
Lately, things have been a bit sticky in my world. Nothing catastrophic, mind you, but little things have made the everyday seem harder than it needs to be. As a result, I spent much of my week grumbling along, wondering why things need to be so tough, so frustrating, so aggravating. And my ever so patient husband (wonderfully optimistic and positive man that he is) kept telling me that things are ok, could be worse, just a bump, we can make it through, etc. To which I grumbled a reply and felt gloomier still.
And then, I can across this quote. And, as a quote such as this one does, it got me thinking. This may be one of the loudest truths in life. Life will not be all fireworks, roses, sunshine, success, praise, and popularity. In fact, much of it is status quo, seemingly below-average, and mundane. BUT. There is a moment, in every single day, that is good. And it’s that moment that should be recognized and captured, and used as an everyday joy.
The what of that moment is up to each of us, and it many instances, it flies below the radar and is taken for granted. For example:
- A hot cup of coffee in the morning
- A smooth drive to work
- A ‘hello’ nudge from a pet
- A great lunch date during the day
- A brand new pen
- Homemade cookies in the afternoon
- Catching your train on time
- Your favorite song
- A smile during dinner
- Buds on a tree or a bloom on a flower
- A great workout at the end of a day
- Your favorite pyjama pants
- A quiet cup of tea before bed
Most likely, it will be something so regular that it’s almost unnoticeable… But it just might be the “good” in your day.
So start noticing, enjoying, and savoring, no matter how little or how normal the moment might be. And remember that every day may not be good – hell, every day will not be good. BUT. There is something good in EVERY day.