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Day 49: a love letter to bad days

18 Feb

Tonight continues my commitment to more love and less fear this year.  For February, I am writing a love letter each day.  Tonight is dedicated to …bad days.

Dear Bad Days:  

I have to admit, it’s hard to write a love letter to you, Bad Days.

You put me right in that place of being down in the dumps, on the verge of dispair, in the throws of crisis and sting of bad luck.

But, I must admit, if pressed, I can find a cozy spot of love for you.
Especially on Good Days.

I would love to think you are behind me, Bad Days — that we have officially done our time together.  But, I know, there will be days when you show up on my front door step, smack me in the side of my head and throw me under the bus.

And, I’ve got one thing to say to that — thank you.
You see, I’ve come to a place to understand that without with you, Bad Days, I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the Good Days.

It’s kind of like that moment when I was 8-years old watching the news on television, sitting next to my father. It was a broadcast from the front lines. I was perplexed and questioned my father over and over again: “Why do we have war?”

To all of his answers, I replied the most important childhood question, “But, why?”

With a flash of understanding, I finally came to the conclusion, “I guess we wouldn’t know what peace was, if we didn’t have war.”

And, that’s how I feel about you, Bad Days.

If it were not for you, I may not know how to soak in the pleasure, the sun, the everlasting gobstopper of fun that occurs on Good Days.

So for that, I thank you.
I do not miss you, but I thank you.

Love,
Jamie  

P.S. Today was a Good Day!

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