Just in case you’re having a bad day (or perhaps think so) think of:-
- A woman who just had a miscarriage and is feeling suicidial. Think how she must be feeling.
- A bride whose bridegroom didn’t turn up on the wedding day. Can there be anything worse?
- A little boy who lost his grandparents this morning.
- A little girl who just lost her parents in an accident.
- An old woman who lost her young son who’s in the army.
- A toddler whose dog just took it’s last breaths.
- A beggar who died in an accident leaving behind a starving family on the street.
- A teenager who had to slit her/his wrist due to peer pressure/rape/ragging/pressure from elders.
- A father who witnessed his little daughter fracture her foot.
- A mother who’s son lost his control over the arm due to a bullet shot.
- A man who got crippled for life due to someone else’s (doctors’) fault/carelessness.
- A woman who just lost her eye sight due to a serious illness.
Just think of such scenarios and ponder over. Do you think your plight is worse than theirs? Don’t you think that their plight makes yours look insignificant now?
There’s so much to thank for. So many things to smile about. But all we do is make our materialistic self cry over a mere thing. Consider a beggar now, who just begs all day, but doesn’t get enough bread to fill his and his family’s empty stomachs. And here we are….complaining for not getting enough cheese on our pizza or enough meatballs in noodles. Instead of donating a proportion of our meal to the beggar, we actually go about weeping over it not being enough.
Whenever you get these thoughts just take a step back and wonder whether you’re actually having a bad day. Appreciate when you must and thank when you should. And the most important thing … Stop Complaining.Once you do you’ll realize that it wasn’t a bad day at all. All that makes a day ‘bad’ is simply your attitude. Change your attitude into gratitude.
And you will never have a bad day again. ☺
© Khushi Suneja