I usually post story times on Thursdays.
And I want to keep doing that.
But yesterday was different.
So naturally I had to write about it.
It wasn’t the best day.
And it wasn’t the worst day ever.
It just wasn’t great.
And in typical Megan fashion, I took things personally.
When in reality it wasn’t on me.
I was pretty bummed out all day.
You know how those days go?
You spill your coffee.
Get a rude email at work.
Someone says something mean to you.
You run into traffic.
All of the small things that can add up make everything seem worse than it actually is.
That’s how yesterday went.
And most of this week for that matter.
I was super frustrated.
I feel like I’m a good person for the most part.
I use my turning signal, hold the door open for people, and I don’t do anything illegal.
The one “bad” habit I have is drinking too much coffee.
That or swearing as much as I do.
But that’s it.
I’ve always believed in Karma.
Because I had to give myself that reassurance that people who did bad things would have bad things happen to them in return.
It just made me feel better.
With that being said, I get frustrated when bad things happen to good people.
It doesn’t make sense.
Are you supposed to learn some giant life lesson?
Is it going to direct you down this new magical path in life.
Is it all a part of something bigger than we can possibly understand.
I just couldn’t wrap my mind around how all of these bad things were happening to me, small, but bad nonetheless.
What about Karma?
Wasn’t it supposed to help me out?
Didn’t it have my back?
As much as I tried to figure out why these bad things were happening to me, I just couldn’t find an answer
I did however, found a solution to it yesterday.
A temporary fix if you will.
I came across this word that was new to me.
I saw the word described in a paragraph.
Life is always changing and I drift easily through those changes, good and bad. As I drift through hard times, I can take comfort in knowing that I will leave them behind. As I drift away from good times I can take comfort in knowing that more will come my way.
It’s beautiful really.
Life is always changing, we have no control over it.
And we have to accept that.
Good things will happen, and bad things will happen.
But they’ll always be happening.
As we experience those hard times we should take comfort.
Comfort in knowing that eventually you will leave them behind.
And most importantly in my opinion, that as the good times come and go, you can take comfort in knowing that more are going to come.
I think that’s harder than going through the bad times.
Watching the good times go.
Graduating from college.
Watching your children move out.
Sending your best friend off to move across the Country.
It’s still hard.
Seeing something that you’ve loved so much change and becoming different.
Taking comfort that you once knew, with something that was a constant in your life, and watching it change.
Wondering if things will ever be the same.
But knowing that no matter what, more good things will come your way.
I took this yesterday and really let it sit with me.
In the peak of my bad day, this hit me so incredibly hard.
And hits me even more as I write this now, reflecting on it all.
I told myself over and over again.
I will eventually leave these bad days behind.
And it helped, believe it or not.
Saying this over and over again made the negative thoughts escape.
I think if you believe in something so much, you can create it.
Even if it’s just a thought.
If you believe in something enough, it’ll happen.
The bad days will be left behind.
And those good days that you love so much, will too be left behind.
But they’ll be back.
This gave me comfort yesterday.
Comfort when I was having a bad day.
And I hope that it can help you as well.
That no matter what might be going wrong, big or small, that it will be left behind.
That it’ll be just a memory.
Something that happened to you.
But that you can take comfort in knowing that it’s gone.
And because of it, you’re stronger the next time around.