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The Silver Lining to a Bad Day

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photo credit: brandsvig via photopin cc

Monday night I said my famous last words:

I’m going to go to bed early tonight.

I thought of all the things I could do and should do and thought, “Nope. I need a good night’s sleep so I can be the best mom I can be to the kids tomorrow.”

So at 8:30 I climbed into bed and was ready to wake up in the morning happy and refreshed and ready to face the day. And that would’ve been great except…

My kids chose to take turns waking up every twenty minutes. To make a long story short, I didn’t end up falling asleep until sometime after 2 a.m. It was a long night which made for a really crappy Tuesday.

I’ve learned that if I don’t have enough sleep, there’s not enough coffee in the world to make me happy.

Yesterday I had a short temper with my kids. I got angry and uptight and frustrated.

I didn’t spend enough time with them cuddling on the couch or playing with their toys or tickling them.

I didn’t really enjoy my kids. I just kept looking at the clock trying to figure how early was too early for bedtime.

I was not a good mom yesterday. At all.

There is a bright side, though. A silver lining. And that is…

Tuesday is over.

Today is Wednesday and it’s a new day. What happened yesterday is in the past and today is full of new possibilities and opportunities to right my wrongs from the day before.

If you’re having a bad day, a bad week, a bad month, whatever, please know that every day holds the potential to be a better day than the day before. It may not happen for awhile, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. A day where you will go to bed at night and think, “That was a good day.”

I hope today is that day for me. I hope today is that day for you, too.

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4 thoughts on “The Silver Lining to a Bad Day

  1. Marie

    Just what I needed! I’m a SAHM to a one month old and a 21 month old and some days just aren’t good

  2. Katie | The Surly Housewife

    The “today was a good day” days make it all worth it 🙂

  3. Bless My Heart

    100% agree! Great perspective. That kind of perspective is so important (and hard to maintain sometimes) to get through the tough times.

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