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Read Me When You are Having a Bad Day

February 25, 2013 by  

what to read when you have a bad day

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Today was just a bad day. That’s it, just a bad day.

You are not fat.

You are not ugly.

No, that zit on your chin will not be there forever.

You have not scarred your children for life because you yelled at them.

In fact, you probably built long-lasting character.

Your husband is not going to leave you.


It was just a very bad day.


You are doing fine at work. Don’t worry about what so and so is working on.

Work on what You are working on.

What you are working on is good enough.

It is. I promise.

No one is out to get you.


Yes, you will feel better tomorrow.

No, it doesn’t matter in the big scheme of things if you finished all the ice cream. And the popcorn. And drank that whole 2-liter all by yourself.

No one is taking notes or keeping track but you.

And today is a do-over. It doesn’t count.

No, the ladies in the grocery store weren’t talking about you. No, the library coordinator didn’t take it personally when you said you couldn’t help this year.


Yes, I know you feel guilty. Own the guilt.

and now move on.

really! do it! move on!!!


I know. You don’t get enough sleep. You don’t get enough exercise. You don’t get enough fresh air and sunshine. It’s not fair.

I know.

It’s going to be alright.


Today was just a really bad day.


Tomorrow will be better.


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10 Responses to “Read Me When You are Having a Bad Day”

  1. Carey on February 26th, 2013 6:24 am

    Thank you…thank you thank you thank you…

  2. Mama on February 26th, 2013 7:39 am

    Thanks for this. It is so true. I was having a bad day this weekend; my poor husband was convinced I was mad at him – and I was, a little. Mainly it was just a million little things that added up to me being in a prickly funk. It’s hard to remember that sometimes, bad days just happen when you’re in the middle of them, though, so, thanks for this.

  3. Kimberly Bouldin on February 26th, 2013 9:53 am

    LOVE!! Thank you!

  4. Holly on February 26th, 2013 2:12 pm


  5. The Cocktail Lady on February 26th, 2013 6:34 pm

    Very True words! Nice work. Love them & Love You.

  6. Kelly on February 27th, 2013 3:36 am

    Wow. This was just what I needed. I’ve been feeling pretty awful the last couple of days and you have snapped me out of it! What a surprise to find this! Thank you!!!!

  7. Janine H. on March 1st, 2013 10:43 am

    This just made me love you even more than I already did. Thank You!

  8. Suzanne on March 1st, 2013 11:51 am

    Thanks, Stephanie! This is why I love you. You’re the best!

  9. Shirley @ gfe & All Gluten-Free Desserts on March 2nd, 2013 4:56 pm

    Love this, Steph! Bookmarking! You are the very, very best!


  10. Jen in Oz on March 12th, 2013 10:16 pm

    Amen Sister!

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