Ever have one of those days where you wished you stayed in bed that morning? I had one of those recently.
I woke up late so I skipped my meditation and morning exercise and things went downhill from there. I forgot my lunch, couldn’t figure out the numbers for my accounting…..Nothing seemed to turn out as I had planned or imagined it would. By the evening, I was tired, frustrated, grumpy and worn out.
I then thought to myself, what can I do right now to feel better? My brain said, eat junk food. So I ate junk food….bad choice, I felt worse after.
Next, I decided to change my question. What can I be grateful for right now? The answer that came to me was “the sunset” which represented the ability to start over again tomorrow. So I drove out to a secret or not so secret place behind the airport to watch the planes fly into Ottawa and to watch the sunset.
It was one of those beautiful sunsets on a warm summer night that lights up the entire sky. Just when I thought the sun had gone down, I looked up and saw the silver lining. Literally. That magical moment where a silver line appears in the sky just as the sun goes down. I smiled to myself and was filled with gratitude.
I then remembered a quote from Og Mandino “I will live this day as if it is my last. And if it is not, I shall fall to my knees and give thanks.”
No matter how bad a day, there’s always a silver lining. Next time you have a ‘bad’ day. The question to ask is, what am I grateful for today?
If anyone is interested in source of the Og Mandino Quote. It comes from the Scroll Marked 5: Live each day as if it were your last
Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization in Ottawa, Canada.