Danny’s World: Is Having a Good or Bad Day Really Up To You?

Danny's iphone 022I opened up Facebook this morning to check the Dream Big fan page and the first post I see on my personal page is “I hope today is a better day than yesterday”.  Apparently this person had a bad day yesterday and was speaking to the universe in order to gain favor and have a great day today.  I wonder, though, if having a good or bad day is up to us or up to happenstance?

I believe we are each the author of our own life.  We have the power in our mind to maintain perspective and keep a positive view of things which in turn helps to make every day a better day.  To hope for a better day, in my opinion, is all about attitude.  You either allow events to impact you so greatly that you take on a bad mood…or you let events run off you like water off a duck’s back.  Of course I am talking about daily life stuff, not death, critical injuries, miscarriages, disease diagnoses, etc.

I try to maintain the perspective that I am in control of the way I respond to what happens around me throughout the day.  I cannot control what happens but I can control me.

17 thoughts on “Danny’s World: Is Having a Good or Bad Day Really Up To You?

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  2. Sometimes I cannot control me. I think that is one of the most frustrating parts of having PTSD is that sometimes my brain decides for me if I will have a bad day. NOW what I do with that after does make all the difference. Some days are easier than others. Today, my legs were shot. I could have been really upset about that. I decided not to be! It is frustrating that the pain is keeping me awake but I am not giving this a bad day stamp because of my legs. Wow you got some ramble from me on this topic! Thanks for your great posts. You always inspire and get me thinking about possibilities

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    • I am glad to get long answers. And you hit the nail on the head-the point of these exercises is to get others thinking. It is only through honest introspection that we can all be better at being us. 🙂

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  3. It’s the combination of both.
    Both what happens and what we do with it.
    No point saying something isn’t that bad as long as i can keep a positive attitude.
    Some things are plain terrible — but we must *then* remember we do still have choices about how we respond.

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  4. I have finally come to the point in my self awareness that i know without doubt I am the only one that both creates and controls my emotions. Every single day is good now. I find that if I just say i am thankful for one simple thing each day, all the frustrations disappear. that one thing? I woke up today.

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