Today has been one of those days….
One you can’t wait for it to be over. One that you can’t help to watch the clock and actually wish time away. Isn’t it sad that we sometimes find ourselves actually wishing time away instead of valuing every second of breath we have?
It’s so easy to get so caught up in the moment of exhaustion or frustration that we allow ourselves to wish our time away and then.. in a split second.. maybe days, weeks, months, or even years later, we go on to say how quickly time flies and how we should cherish each moment because we never know which breath or which day will be our last.
It may be that really trying day, like today was for me.
Today I caught myself sarcastically asking my co-workers over and over again throughout the day if it was 6:00 yet (time to clock out). When I finally got out of there, I realized that I was actually wishing my day away. Instead of thanking God for another day, another breath, another chance to shine a light in someone’s life, I was actually being kind of negative and wishing my day away, even though I didn’t realize it at the time. No matter how long, how exhausting, or how trying my day was, I choose to be thankful for another day. I choose to be thankful for each breath that I take. I choose to outweigh the negative vibes with positive thinking.
In reality, don’t we all have more to be thankful for than not? If you are reading this, you are breathing- why not be thankful for that?
I challenge you, along with myself, to try to respond to your trying days with less negativity— and don’t wish your time away just because of a few bitter moments in the middle of your day.
I’m gonna turn my “trying Thursday” into a “thankful Thursday” and be grateful for every moment that I have.