The sun is shining through the windows, dinner is done, the kitchen is clean and the house is quiet… except for the mastiff snoring near my feet. All in all, this feels like a nearly perfect moment. But I know that life isn’t full of moments like these. There are days when I would give anything to have a single moment half this good. You know the days, when the mess in the house piles up, the walls are covered in slobber (yes, that’s a fact of life with a big dog), I don’t have any idea what to cook for dinner and everyone just seems short tempered and crabby. Those are the kinds of days that make it difficult to choose to have a good day.
And then there are the impossible days… An unexpected, heart wrenching call, deadlines you can’t possibly meet, dreaded doctors visits, a funeral home, tears streaming down your cheeks… I’ve been there too. On those days, sometimes it’s all you can do to take the next breath, much less think of something good. The memories of a few of those days bring tears to my eyes even now. But I also know that we have to hold on to something to see us through the impossible days as well.
We may not be able to turn every day into a good day, but we can find something good in almost any day.