I will have a good day today.
Even though I dropped my 4 month old Otterbox-clad Galaxy S7 this morning.
Even though that 4 foot fall damaged the video input to the screen and the bottom quarter is covered in a thick green bar and there’s little hot pink lines running from top to bottom.
Even though I didn’t work out this morning because I was dealing with the phone crisis.
Even though I am late to work and I hate staying late on Fridays.
Even though I felt this crushing frustration this morning that I seem to have very bad luck with phones.
I will have a good day.
Not because the phone is still functional, but difficult to use.
Not because I can afford to buy a new one if I want.
Not because we found my old thrice submerged Note 5 and it still works.
Not even because all of this is a little negative blip in an otherwise extremely blessed life.
I will have a good day because I choose to.
That’s not a choice that comes naturally to me. My nature is to dwell on the negative. To wallow in self-pity and focus on what is going wrong. But not today.
Today, I will have a good day.
Even if I have to tell myself that a hundred times.
It. Will. Be. A. Good. Day.
I hope you have one too.