When things don’t go as planned

If you are like me, you like to plan your day. I like to know what to expect. Even in circumstances where no day is the same, I like to adapt to create stability for myself In some way. There has to be something I know that I am going to do each day. That stability may not come from my environment. It may come from my own thoughts and beliefs. I know I will have a positive perspective. I know I will wake up and pray. Those are things within my control.

I can not control what happens when I am not in control. I can not control what is on the syllabus for my classes, I can not control traffic during my commute, I can not control deadlines at work but I can control my attitude.

I know it is easier said than done. There are times when I start the day saying today will be a good day and the day turns out awful. Those are the times when I realize that just because I have a good attitude does not mean that my day will go well. So I have to expect that each day has its own set of events, some pleasant, some not.

Just because my day did not go as planned does not mean that all of the good from that day needs to get pushed aside. Maybe the bad really did outweigh the good, however, it is the good in each day that should give us hope. Our little bit of good could be what someone else would die to have.

Never give up. Your life isn’t as good as it is planned, it is as good as it is appreciated during unplanned circumstances. We each have choices. Today let us choose to appreciate life when things don’t go as planned.

All we have is today. Tomorrow is not promised.



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