We all have them. Bad days that make us wonder why we do what we do, whether in our own business or for our employer.
Or we wonder why we’re with our partners when we have an argument. Or we see the size of our email inbox and wish we could just skip the day and begin again tomorrow.
But are we really having such a bad day?
I took my dogs out for a walk this morning, and one of them crapped on a snail. I mean, seriously – how bad does your day have to be to look up and find that someone is shitting on your house?
So, yeah, we may be having bad days. But do they compare to a child beaten and abused by their parents, or bullied at school?
Do they compare to a good, law-abiding person fighting terminal illness and wondering why that rapist lived to 97?
Do they compare to people that are jailed and tortured for wanting to live in a democracy?
Maybe we feel like nothing can be worse than the day we’re currently having. But if all we have to complain about is the noise of social media, or the commute to work, or the amount of emails we still have to answer, or the waitress not getting our drink order right, or a myriad of other things, ask yourself one thing.
Is it really all that bad?