Today Was a Good Day

March 15, 2012 0 Comments

Some days are better than others. That is a truth we can all count on.

Today was a good day.

As I sit here this evening I’m taking some time to understand why.

Most of the day I felt energized, focused, and like I could accomplish whatever it was I set my mind on. I got myself on the bike trainer this morning and rode for 30 sweaty minutes. I even folded laundry right out of the drier and put it away. Sometimes it is the small successes that are the sweetest.

These things contributed to my good mood. But I also know that some of it was completely out of my control. What I know even more is that this feeling won’t last.

I will have a bad day again. Maybe even tomorrow.

Because here’s the thing. I have a lot of bad days. More times than not the laundry sits in the drier and I fluff it again and again hoping that it won’t be wrinkled. And some days I may do things the way I like, but I still just don’t feel good. Instead I feel like I want to crawl into bed and hide under the covers. Or maybe I want to sit in my pajamas eating ice cream and watching reruns on TV.

Is this surprising? Well, it shouldn’t be.

Just like you I have good days and bad days. 

Days when I feel like getting right to my to do list and smiling at everyone I pass on the street.

Days when I hug my children easily and calmly parent them. I don’t yell. I’m patient.

Days when I revel in all the glory — the simple beauty of a spring flower, the joyful chorus of laughing children playing on the playground after school, the warm sun on my face.

Other days, it all feels so different. My children’s voices are shrill with whines and complaints. My to do list seems impossible. I feel like I don’t have the energy for any of it.

It all seems just.too.hard.

The truth is we all have good day and bad days. Those of us who call ourselves Coaches may in fact have even more. We get it, because we’ve been there. I’ve been there. I’m still there a lot.

I also take the extra time to figure out why the bad days happen, and what helps propel the good days to a place full of sunshine and rainbows. Just like I’m doing right now, taking some time to figure out why I felt so damn good today.

Maybe it was the exercise this morning. Maybe it was the sun shining brightly this afternoon. Maybe it was the fact that I didn’t let the laundry sit for days in a laundry basket. Or maybe it was something else.

Maybe I’ll never completely know. That’s pretty likely. But now, by writing this post, I will remember.

There are good days. Days when I feel strong, capable, able to inspire. Days when I feel joy bubbling up inside and radiating out through my skin.

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