Is it true, what they say, that into every day, a little rain must fall?
Well, if I was going to be looking at that idea (and writing about it), I would want to be thinking about that idea to see if it was really true.
Lots of folks are of the opinion that there are good days and bad days. That sometimes the sun shines and there are lollypops blooming from every corner, all dogs are friendly, and they win a lottery scratcher.
But that at other times, your earring falls into the toilet, the mayonnaise is spoiled, you don’t have enough gas to get to the gas station and your obnoxious cousin on your Mom’s side is arriving for an indefinite visit.
They Are Absolutely Correct
Well, people who think things are good and/or bad are absolutely correct. That is exactly how those things are.
The truth is that stuff like that does happen sometimes. As a matter of fact, those things happen all the time. Our entire lives are filled with happenings. Full of
- Smiling Children
- Smushy Bananas
- Stolen kisses
- Loud Digestive Noises In Public
But how we see them is only that, how we see them.
There are no lists of good or bad things sitting somewhere in a box, waiting to be called into action to fill our days with happiness or misery. There are no spreadsheets or databases crammed full of records listing all the terrific or terrible things that have happened to us so that next time the powers that be can check our files and give us the other kind of day.
Our days are just what we make of them through our thoughts. Nothing more than that and certainly nothing less.
We have the absolute and awesome power over the way we think.
And the way we think makes a huge difference in the way we feel.
And the way we feel changes our days from good to horrible and from horrendous to fabulous. This is how the Universe is set up, with you in charge of your day. Now true enough, you might sometime run into someone who is absolutely sure that you are not feeling or thinking in the correct way.
An Extreme Example
I mean, how could anyone (for instance) feel anything other than horrible at finding out that their mother had died. This is just an example we are using here today.
Sure, there might be someone who felt differently than horrible. And it probably wouldn’t take much to think of a situation where that could be true. Say, for instance, if a there was a mother who had lived a long and beautiful life full of joy and happiness, but who had come down with a difficult case of terminal cancer in her 92nd year of life.
The kind of cancer that can only be managed by increasingly higher doses of morphine until the pain became so great that even a constant drip of opiates cannot dull the pain even for a single breath.
Isn’t it possible that when this mother passes, that her children might be feeling a mixture of sadness at her passing but at the same time a sense of relief that their beloved mother would not be subjected to intense suffering with every breath.
I think that could be the case.
Here's The Deal
And the deal with things that everybody knows are true, like good days, bad days and sorrow at people’s passing, is that if you can find or even imagine some possible circumstance where you could conceivably feel different than other people think you should, then that means, those things were never true to begin with.
And you are indeed free to think and feel exactly how you want to think and feel.
And that means you have all kinds of freedom to think about stuff that happens the way you would prefer to. Like when you are stuck at the red lights, instead of cursing yourself for not getting up 5 minutes earlier, you could look out the window where your car is stopped and see if there are any flowers for you to enjoy.
Or the next time they are out of super, duper, vanilla steamer mocha choco dazzachino mix at the coffee shop, you could try something new that you have always wanted to try but always seem to forget when it’s your turn to order.
You get to pick. You get to choose. And when you know that and do that in the course of your day, you will realize the tremendously awesome power and control you have over your life.