|Illustration by Ray Cruz from Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst|
Yeah. I had that day. I cried in the car as drove from school to home to dance to play practice pickup and back to home. I scolded my children. I pouted as I cooked dinner.
I'm better now. I spent some time thinking about all of the things that went RIGHT today: no cavities at the dentist; the new recipe turned out great; my kids made me laugh at dinner; my husband sat next to me on the couch as we wound down from our days.
It's easy to get caught up in everything that goes wrong in the course of a day. It's harder to find the good and focus on that. It's hard to remember that I am the person in charge of my emotions; that I get to decide how I am going to react to situations that I might not like or that are out of my control.
I'm going to hope that tomorrow is a better day, that I'll be able to hold onto the positive, and that I'll get to have that morning coffee that helps my day start off on an even keel.
Otherwise, I might have to move to Australia.