Have you ever had one of those weeks?
You know the ones…
The kind where everything that can go wrong, does!
That’s what last week was like for me.
In the midst of my stressful week, I nearly forgot about a doctor’s appointment I had scheduled for my son.
Racing out the door, we were already running behind.
I was running around like a lunatic to get there on time, only to find when we arrived that the doctor was overbooked.
What should have been a 45 minute appointment at most turned into a two and a half hour ordeal.
Leaving the doctor’s office I was feeling pretty aggravated. I was also having a private pity party in my head…
This week sucks.
I have so much to do.
Is it Friday yet?
As we were walking home, I heard a man call after me, “Can you spare some change?”
It was coming from a homeless man, tucked in the doorway of a shop that was up for rent.
Rifling in my bag for my loose change, it suddenly hit me…
Was my week really all that terrible? Hardly.
I kept the change, and gave him the 7 bucks in my purse instead.
It’s funny how if you just open your eyes a little, you get a dope slap back into reality!
I went home to tackle all of the rest of things on my ‘to do’ list and left all my “woe is me” business behind.
I’m sure there have been a million of these potential “a-ha” moments that were there just waiting for me, that I have missed.
That in the day to day hustle and bustle, a lot of times, I only see what’s directly in front of me.
In fact, if the man hadn’t spoke at all, I doubt I would have even noticed him.
The truth is, we all have our bad days (or weeks) but we also need to remember, there is always someone who has it worse.
And sure, we’re entitled to a little bitching and moaning now and again, but the trick is to not to stay stuck in that place. To instead, find something that you can be grateful for.
In this case, it was having a roof over my head.
I loooove me some Netflix!
So the next time you catch yourself having a pity party, give yourself 5 minutes and then move on.
Tomorrow will be better.
And if it isn’t, there’s always Netflix to take your mind off your problems! 🙂