Saturday, January 10, 2009

Bad To Know Good

You have to go through the bad in order to know the good-I heard that somewhere and it makes sense.

I had a bad week this week-physically which did not help me mentally or emotionally. I was starting to get all up in my head thinking God I'm never going to feel better, my life is awful, God I'm so tired, nobody loves me, everybody hates me, guess I'll go eat worms.

I kept plugging along because let's face it, what else was I to do?

Today I spent the majority of my day at home. I cleaned, I spent way too much time on Facebook, I did laundry, I actually accomplished my goal of decluttering my bedroom. As I was getting ready for my evening meeting, I felt happy, good.

If I hadn't had a bad week before, I might not have noticed when it was good.

I haven't been in as much pain, my energy level was way better, the kids were glad to be home. It was wonderful.

It's hard to be thankful during the rough times, I have to admit I'm not good at it. Obviously.

I guess it's progress that I can be thankful for the rough times when they are over, right?

5 comments:

Shadow said...

your first paragraph says it all. i live by it when i hit those downhill slumps. glad you ended your day on a high.

Sarah said...

Yup, being sick has that affect on you, too. You know that fourth day of a cold when you can breathe again? All of a sudden feeling normal feels soooo good. Yup,I get that.

steveroni said...

Got to live through some bad before I can recognize the good.

Sort of like: Got to hit a bottom in drunkenness, before recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous will take hold.
Sort of. But it's ALSO "sort of" TRUE!

J-Online said...

You sound really good. I hope you continue to feel better and better!

clean and crazy said...

Don't eat the worms!!! I hope you feel better soon, I will send you some good JUJU. Get to a meeting no matter how you feel, it will make you feel better.