It’s easy to think look at things all upside down and backwards. Missed your alarm? Automatically a bad day. Traffic? Even worse. Dropped your coffee? What are you going to do now?

I think there’s days where we’re all guilty of it. I read something on Instagram the other day that said, “Was it a bad day, or a bad 5 minutes that you milked all day?”

It’s so true. Insanely true. Painfully true. I said there, staring at my phone trying to figure out why I didn’t see it before. I probably did, but not that frankly, even though it was right in front of my face.

I’ve been thinking about that and the negativity that surrounds us. I got the chance to celebrate one of my very best friends this past weekend and I felt so happy and blessed. But it didn’t take long for me to feel drained and frustrated on Monday.

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what has “happened to me” lately. Epilepsy, losing swimming, being rejected from internships that I applied to. As if I have no power over any of it. In a way, yes, there are things we can’t change. But, acting like the victim doesn’t encourage us to rise above anything.

It’s much harder to be positive when you essentially call yourself the victim, even though it’s easier to justify being upset. The strength that it takes is within you, it’s just a matter of deciding that you are in control.

A short message, but an important one for you this Wednesday.

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  1. Love this – it’s like we are reading your personal diary. I have seen that post/saying and it is so true and a good reminder to have in our heads when we get annoyed over the little stuff. What you are going through is no that little – please allow yourself to feel what you feel. xo


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