I’m pretty sure I can’t be the only one who has experienced this …
The day seems to be going along quite nicely and then bam! One random comment or conversation and you can feel your spirits landing in your boots.
It happened to me on Monday. I’ll spare you all the sordid details but it wasn’t fun, not even a little bit.
Feeling flat and low doesn’t sit with me very well so I was determined to find a way to get past it, regardless of the circumstances around me that day.
It was as I was pondering on how to get happy again that I was reminded of how brilliant, thinking about good, lovely, nice stuff is.
“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8)
I’d love to be able to tell you that I thought about nice stuff and right away, I felt better but it doesn’t always work like that.
What did happen though was that by not thinking about the grump I was in, I was kinder to the people around me which in turn had the knock on effect of them being lovely to me and eventually, within half an hour or so, the meh feeling was gone.
And so now it’s over to you. If you were feeling wonderful but now today feels less than stellar, it’s time to start pondering on the kinder, lovelier, pure and noble things in your day.
Sometimes that is sooo much easier to say than it is to actually do but what if you just gave it a little try? You don’t even have to believe it’ll help. You just have to try 🙂
And of course, I’d love to hear what happened. Hit ‘reply’ or drop me a note on Facebook or Twitter if you’re open to sharing it with other people too and let’s see just how powerful the noble, pure, lovely, excellent things in life can really be 🙂