It’s a brand new day, folks. A brand new day

This mess didn't happen this week, but it's kind of representative! (In case you can't tell, it's a bunch of dog food that spilled all. over. our. kitchen. floor.
This mess didn’t happen this week, but it’s kind of representative! (In case you can’t tell, it’s a bunch of dog food that spilled all. over. our. kitchen. floor.

So, this week has been rough. Nothing especially bad happened. Just not felt great, had a lot of stress at my job, the house is a wreck, I’ve been stuck in all-day rain storms (I hate getting wet unless I’m in the shower!), meetings have gone awry, plans have gone even worse.

It’s been a week of no-good, very bad days. Well, at least moments. My poor husband and fur kids have put up with a lot of ‘tude from me and I probably owe them an apology and a cookie or two.

I’m usually pretty good at reframing things and getting out of my funk moods but this last week it seemed like stuff just kept happening to put me right back in that “place.”

But you know what? To steal a line from Sister Act 2,

Baby, save it for Oprah. This is a brand-new day, ladies and gentlemen. A BRAND-new day.

I’m not saying it was bad that I had a bad week, or even that I let it get to me. It drives me a little nuts when people, especially women, don’t let themselves feel what they feel.

But it is also my responsibility to get out of it. I don’t care that today isn’t Monday (usually the day to get a fresh start), or that I’m writing this blog at 1 p.m. in the afternoon instead of the start of the day.

The thing is, there is never the “right” time for it to be a brand new day. Our days can start anew in any moment, on any day of the week.

Considering I have to spend the day cleaning up our wreck of the house (including the aftermath of a 4 a.m. bathroom flooding), I’m guessing more will go wrong with today. But I’m not going to let it get to me. You know what? My wreck of a house is my home. Not getting to everything I wanted to in my business is a blessing because it means I have that many people wanting to work with me. So what if plans didn’t go right this last week. So what if I felt disrespected. Both gave opportunities to show grace and to be graceful.

There are so many things in life for which I’m thankful and I’m tired of letting the stress of life make me well, tired. And grumpy. No one deserves that, least of all me.

So, ladies and gentlemen, today is a brand new day. This moment. This day. And if I need another attitude adjustment? That’s OK. The rules of the brand new day game are that we get as many start overs as we want or need.

By the way, did you notice that? I said start overs not do overs. We can’t fix the past or change it. But we can change our future.

Let’s be future changers today, friends.

Today is a brand new day.

A summer sunset off of Mt. Sequoyah in Fayetteville.
A summer sunset off of Mt. Sequoyah in Fayetteville.

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