Thankful Thursday

Screen Shot 2016-08-25 at 8.58.39 AM Hi Everyone!

Happy Thursday! If you caught a glimpse of my Weekend Snapshots, I mentioned how life sometimes doesn't go as planned. Sometimes, the odds aren't in your favor and well, you have a crappy day.

I used to think I could never stand to have a bad day. By having one, I thought it made me weak and by expressing that sadness, people's perceptions of me would change. So, looking back...that's absolute and utter BS!

So, last weekend I had a bad day. Hell, I'll even say I had a pretty gnarly two days. I was in a funk and wasn't in the mood to be my usual happy-go-lucky self. I remembered something my dear friend Andi said about bad days. She  told me that it's okay to have a bad day and that I should experience my bad day to its fullest! Get all that anger, frustration and sadness out. Because tomorrow is a new day and a fresh slate to kick the world's ass.

I took that advice over the weekend and enjoyed my bad day. I got upset. I cried. I was pretty quiet (which, knowing me is hard to do) and I allowed myself to experience that bad day. I have to be honest, it felt kind of good.

I woke up the next morning ready to conquer my day and ready to kick some major ass. It's a gentle reminder that it's okay to have bad days and by embracing these less than stellar days is great motivation to find happiness the next.

I found this piece of advice, I love and wanted to share it:

Do what you can to restore balance and focus on the positive, but remember that hard times are often indicative of new challenges, and that these struggles always provide us with an opportunity to reach greater heights.