Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is! ~Dita Von Teese
I do not know a single person who has never had a bad day.
It starts first thing in the morning when your alarm forgets to go off… and it just advances from there. Maybe the car won’t start or the cat decided to have kittens on your bed—while you were in it!
Maybe you got sad news.
Maybe your dog ate your “homework.”
Maybe your “homework” ate your dog!
Whatever the case may be, we have all had a bad day.
Because of that fact, we can all relate to each other in one way or another. And because we can all relate to each other, we have the ability to experience joy and happiness, too!
It’s that ability to connect to each other that gives us the whole range of emotions that we, as humans, can experience.
I’m not a professional in the field of psychology, but I am an observer of people and events, which I believe gives me the ability to make these statements—or judgements—if you will.
After studying in the field for six years and then working in the field for another six years, I found that real-life and real-life connections were far different from what I learned in books or in the classroom. I think this is true in any profession.
The bottom line is—in my opinion—that we can make our own happiness, even in the worst of circumstances. Our brains have this unique way of translating events into categories. Once we have the ability to start reclassifying things, I think we can start to see the “silver-lining” in nearly every situation.