it seems this curse just can’t be lifted

there are some days that when you wake up in the morning, you know that day is going to suck. you don’t know why, but you know it’s going to. maybe you’re a girl and you woke up feeling fat. maybe you’re a guy and you had a bad taco the night before and didn’t sleep well. whatever the reason, there are those days that you know are going to be a struggle from the get go.

for some reason, today was one of those days for me.

i tried to beat it. i tried to psych myself up for a few different things to convince myself today wasn’t going to suck. unfortunately, on days like today, you can mask the suckiness but you’re not going to get rid of it completely.

and i didn’t.

i think once you realize that days like today exist, they become easier to get through. they’re just one day out of a ton and tomorrow comes quicker than you think it will. if you can just make it through today, tomorrow will be here and it has the potential for being awesome. just make it through today.

but i’m tired of just making it through days like today.

i’m tired of just waiting until tomorrow comes.

i’ve been there. i’ve done that. i want to do more than just make it through.

so that’s what i did.

it was on my way home from work tonight when i decided i wanted to do more than just make it through today. just because my day sucked, that doesn’t mean that i can’t try to make someone else’s day, right? just because i haven’t had a good day, that doesn’t mean that i should make someone else have a bad day. really, i should do the exact opposite.

so that’s what i did.

i didn’t do much, but i did the only thing i knew that i could do to make someone’s day while on my way home from work. i was planning on going to get something to eat anyway. when i pulled up to the drive thru, they asked if i wanted to donate a dollar to the boys and girls club.

so that’s what i did.

i don’t know where that dollar’s going. that dollar isn’t much. but that dollar could be the last dollar needed to buy a new basketball for a kid for christmas. it could be the last dollar needed to do a number of things really.

tonight i made a decision. it’s a decision that i’m making public so that i have some sort of accountability about it. it’s something that generally i would think of but never act on. if i make it public, i’m forced to act upon it. so here it is:

whenever i have a bad day, i’m going to do something to help make someone’s day better. i don’t know what that something is, but it’s more than nothing. i don’t have to have a negative impact on someone else’s day just because mine isn’t going that well. instead of forcing my bad mood on others, i’m going to try to make their mood great.

tonight, that something was a dollar.

there’s no telling what it could be next time, but it’ll be something.

say your prayers and take your vitamins.

have a nice day.

-jonathan

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