Read Me When You are Having a Bad Day
February 25, 2013 by Stephanie O'Dea
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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, it is QUITE ALRIGHT TO SAY NO.
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.
It’s going to be alright.
Today was just a really bad day.
Tomorrow will be better.