You know it’s bad when the barista at Starbucks runs out of Tall cups and needs to put your Tall order in another size cup and literally almost reads your mind and puts a sad face on the cup.
We have all had them: bad days. Or as Holly Golightly calls them: the reds.
I am currently having one at the moment and it seems like everything that can go wrong, is going wrong. Today feels like one of those days where I should have stayed in bed. I am having a crazy bad hijab day, work is crazed, items I shipped eons ago still have not gone through, got a ton of rejections for personal projects, etc.
But, I remember that things went a lot worse for most people in the world. Look, the fact I can buy Starbucks or even have food for the day is incredibly lucky. In fact, I need to stop being so sorry for myself and feel blessed that I have so much.
While having a bad day happens to all of us, it’s how you react to that bad day that matters most. And I will make sure to be more grateful on my better days.
And turning to Allah (swt) always helps me too: Allah (God) says: “Take one step towards me, I will take ten steps towards you. Walk towards me, I will run towards you.” Hadith Qudsi.
Perhaps today is the push I needed to take one more step. Until then, I will just weather out the day and be grateful for the little blessings in my life.