Take off the Hood of Frustration

Have you ever had one of those days where you just want to pull up the hood over your head and hide because nothing is going right?  Sure, we all have. I am actually having one of those days.  I woke up with a mess on the couch because my son got sick in the middle of the night and didn't tell anyone, or clean it up. I had to cancel my attendance to a meet up this afternoon.  My computer did a wonky I'm going to sleep, but I'm not going to wake up thing. Couldn't find a clean towel when I wanted to shower. Also, some other minor if-I-touch-it-I-break-it type things.

Grrrr. Such a frustrating day. However, I can't let that get me down.  I have become somewhat of a cheerleader lately. I have to be. I can't expect everyone to cheer me on and encourage me. Everyone has their own stuff to deal with.  I have to decide whether or not I'm going to be happy. I have my faith in God, my family, my friends, my day job,  and my business. You know what? They ALL take work. Hard work. I may have one day where I'm feeling lost in my spiritual journey and another day where my kids are getting on my last nerves. Do I throw out my faith and resent my kids? No. Let me rephrase that HECK NO.  I refuse.

We have to take off that hood of frustration and defeat and move on.  We need to get back up, stand up tall, and take another step forward. Even if that means knowing we may trip on uneven ground again further down the path.

It's OK to have a bad day, week, or even year. Remember that song from Friends. Look it up. It says "...hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year. I'll be there for you." Sometimes you need to be there for you. You understand you better than anyone. Have your pity party and invite the Mad Hatter if you wish. Just get back up and start looking ahead again.

Take off the hood and go back out in to the world with confidence.  Show yourself first of what you're made of. The rest of us will see it too.

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