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It’s not forever

“On particularly rough days when I’m sure I can’t possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far, is 100% and that’s pretty good.” – Unknown

I keep seeing this quote on Facebook and I find it rather comforting. Having just completed a 28 day cleanse, where I just didn’t feel like myself for most of it, I was starting to wonder if this was just the way I was going to feel from now on. Forever. It’s so easy to confuse today with forever, isn’t it? The point that everything is always in a state of change is hard to grasp when today’s feeling is more like “so this is it?”

This concept occurred to me when I felt a lightening of mood and body one day. Was that a good mood I felt? Were my aches and pains softer today? Is there hope that this is not forever, after all?

Some trick of the mind, yes? If you think back over your life as a timeline you could probably identify a handful of really tough challenging times and some really amazing peaks in your life. The timeline shows without a doubt that one day’s feeling is most likely NOT going to last the rest of your life. Yet, why do we return to thinking it will be so? Over and over?

The quote above just perfectly places the sentiment in that until you breathe your last breath, your track record will continue to prove you’ve made it through your bad days. I’d like to also add, that the likelihood they will last forever is usually in the opposite extreme of 0%.

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