Dear Travel Agent,
How many of you have had one of “those days,” when from the time you woke up everything goes wrong, no matter what you do? How frustrated that makes you feel! You try to think hard and believe that if a door is being closed, it is because another one is going to be opened. But how to not to take it personally and feel like you, and only you, are having a bad day and the sun is shining on everyone else except you?
They say to take a deep breath and try to calm down. I tried this, but I relax better when I scream at the top of my lungs, and ask God what is his plan. Unfortunately, God doesn’t answer, so I keep screaming until my throat hurts or a neighbor complains (first come, first served!)
Yes, I want to feel sorry for myself, but no matter how bad the things that have happened seem, we need to step back, forgive ourselves and move forward. It is 5pm somewhere in the world, and if you have good wine, come on, go ahead and have a glass. Put your feet up (with or without a glass) and make your peace with God.
Tomorrow is another day. Write down how you feel, write down things you felt you had control over, and the ones you did not. Think about what you could have done to change, and if today was one of “those days” – out of your control, and nothing you could have done would have worked. Just be nice to yourself, and as a good friend would tell you, tomorrow will be a better day!