What’s it like to be visually impaired? I‘m sure it’s the same for anyone dealing with illness or disability. You have good days and you have bad days.
There are those days you wake up greeted by feeling the beautiful sun shining through your window, the sound of birds happily singing, when you feel happy, excited about your day ahead, feeling full of energy.
Other days where you feel that you must have got out of bed the wrong side. Waking up feeling more tired than when you went to bed, feeling lousy, energy less, dragging yourself out of bed, even dressing proves an effort.
We all have bad ones at time. The days where we feel dreadful. The days when nothing works out right. The days when we want to throw in the towel. It doesn’t make you weak to admit you are suffering. The best thing about a bad day is when you have your next good day you enjoy and appreciate it that much more.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. Voltaire
How can you have more good days and fewer bad days?
Start by identifying the areas that make a good day and what makes a bad day. By looking at what makes good and bad days for you, you can start to identify themes and patterns.
What sorts of things happen on a good/bad day.
Who is around?
Are there any particular things you did the day before?
Since that dreadful day where my retina detached that second time, I’ve had many ups and downs, good days and bad days.
Out of nowhere that day was when it seemed a wrecking ball of reality crashed into my life sending everything plummeting down to earth hitting the ground with a deafening thud. My health tumbled to the floor and has made everything an uphill struggle. There are days when it seems to be at its worse, but other days where I seem to feel much better.
Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day. Author Unknown
I am propped up by my positive outlook. I know things will get better and better. Soon little time will be wasted over bad health and instead my life will be moving forward at the speed of light. How do I know this? Because I am ensuring that I do everything I can to bring this about. I’m focusing on my diet, physical fitness, control of stress, doing the right things. As must you!
Will the road ahead become easy? Not at all. But you can make it worth it.
True strength comes when you have so much to cry and complain about, but you choose to smile and appreciate your life instead. There are blessings hidden in every struggle you face, but you have to be willing to open your heart and mind to see them.
Mine is that I can use my experiences together with my strengths to help others deal with their problems.
To make more of your days good than bad awake every morning and do your best to: Think positively. Eat healthy. Exercise hard. Worry less. Make the difference to another. Be Grateful. Love unconditionally. Sleep well.
Wouldn’t you agree that would make not just a good day but a sensational one?