Being Thankful

Do you ever just have one of those days where everything seems to be going right?

No, me either,

Except for yesterday. Yesterday was an anomaly.

Despite going to bed at midnight and setting my alarm for 7:30 am (I laughed at myself for even setting it that early), I managed to wake up at 6 am, without an alarm, and I didn’t feel like death. I laid in bed for a while debating if I should go back to sleep. Ultimately, I decided not to, since I was pretty alert and awake, despite my better judgement that I should be exhausted.

So I got up, got a glass of orange juice and a mug of coffee and retreated back into my bed. I caught up on some reading for class I had forgotten about, finished writing a blog post, and browsed social media for a bit. Then I figured it was time to get up and be productive and get ready for my day. I threw some clothes in the laundry for work, and randomly got the urge to paint my toes, so I did that and it only took like five minutes surprisingly.

I proceeded to do my hair and makeup and even put on a dress! I was lookin’ pretty snazzy, if I do say so myself. Considering I’m the kind of girl who rolls out of bed ten minutes before she has to leave and is lucky that she leaves the house with a matching outfit for class, this was all incredibly strange.

I left the house at 9:03, worried that their would be traffic on my commute and I might be rushed to class.

I made it to campus in a record-breaking 20 minutes. Then I even found a good parking spot, hidden between two huge trucks, despite getting there at a less than optimal time for parking.

I began to ask myself “what is my life”.

I couldn’t comprehend what was going on. Literally everything was going right. This couldn’t be real, my life was never this organized. It was one of the most productive mornings I’d had in a while.

Lots of thoughts flew through my head.

Is something terrible going to happen later to make up for all of this? Is there some kind of exam today I totally forgot about? Is my tire about to blow? Am I gonna make crap tips at work tonight? Is this all just a tease before everything comes crashing down?

And then I stopped myself.

Because sometimes, you just have to let good things happen. You can’t question it. There isn’t always a rhyme or a reason.

Sometimes good things just happen. And sometimes days go really well. And sometimes you are amazingly productive and feel like you’re on top of the world.

And that’s okay.

Don’t wonder if you deserve this good fortune. You do, I promise. Even though it’s hard to accept sometimes. It’s hard to let go, and realize that yes, you’re doing okay, you’re doing things right.

That’s another thing though- don’t forget to take something from the good days too, not just the bad ones.Think about what was different about that day that potentially made all the difference. For me, it was waking up super early and not being tired. I have noooooo earthly idea how or why that happened, but it was the catalyst for the rest of my good day!

Going forward for the rest of this month, I want to make a point to not question the good days, but be thankful and grateful for them, and to question, what am I doing that’s making these good things happen? There’s a lesson to learn everywhere you look, if you only just ask the right questions.

How do you react to having unusually good days? What things have you noticed make your day go especially smooth? Let me know in the comments!


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