One of THOSE Days!

Have you ever had “one of THOSE” days? You know, the days when nothing seems to go accordingly to plan. They generally happen smack bang out of nowhere, when things are going well in life and it seems like there is balance. Then BAM, all of a sudden, you are right in the middle of one of THOSE days.

This happened to me last week. It was 12 hours of what I could only describe as just dreadful. First of all my washing machine broke – I thought that’s ok, I can handle that. Then an hour later my iPhone decided not to work – I thought that’s ok, I can synchronise it to my computer and it can be up and running in no time. Then whilst synchronising my iPhone, my computer decided that it too would like to go on the blink – I thought this is not ok, hmmmm.

It was at this point that I decided my day was doomed and said a few choice words out loud to vent my frustration at life in general.

So I did what I consider most unreasonable people would do at a time like this. I started begging the technology gods to help me out. Thankfully, I was rewarded with a slight win. The washing machine able to be repaired for $200 and my iPhone and computer finally started working on after a 12 hour break. YAY!

Ok, as people say, things come in three’s so surely that was my three wasn’t it?!? Ummm, no, apparently not.

About 7.30pm that same day my partner phoned to tell me that he had been involved in a hit and run and that whilst he was ok, his beloved and faithful car Bluey (a 1994 Blue Ford Laser) was a write off.

We of course reported this to the police and we found out that the car that had hit Bluey was in fact stolen and the culprits had been on a crime spree spanning all over Brisbane for a 24 hour period.

The Police Officer took all the details and then said how lucky it was that no injuries were sustained during the accident and that the only casualty was good old faithful Bluey.

It wasn’t until I heard that statement that I truly reflected on what had happened in the last 24 hours and realised how silly it was of me to be upset about losing worldly possessions – when I could have lost so much more.

I can always replace a washing machine, a laptop and a mobile phone, yes it may be annoying and frustrating to be without these things for a period of time and it may be costly and an inconvenience, but I could never replace someone that I love.

So yes, it was an awful 24hours in our household, however, it was also a reminder that at the end of the day, when everything is done and dusted the things that you will miss the most are those that are near and dear to you.  

As you read this blog, I encourage you to take a moment and think about what really matters to you and think about what you are focusing your attention on. Is it something that can be easily replaced? Is it something that you take for granted? Is it something that you enjoy doing, or are you only doing it for the money/because you have to?

Everyone has ‘one of THOSE’ days. Some people experience them more often than others and some people seem to just take it in their stride.

It’s what you do in that moment when one of THOSE days hits and the many moments afterwards when its effects are felt. It’s in those moments where it says an awful lot about the person you are, what you believe and determines what happens next.