Positive Thinking on a Bad Day #thankyou

I’ve just had one of the worst. days. ever. OK, it probably wasn’t as bad as the day I crashed my car, and nothing majorly awful or catastrophic happened, but it was just a stream of minor mishaps that just continued throughout the day making me feel quite miserable really. Feeling run-down with a cold just made things seem all the worse.

I’m doing 40 Acts for Lent so I receive an email every day with challenges to encourage you to act generously. So far I’ve surprised a friend with flowers, chatted to a neighbour I don’t normally speak to, and written a list of people I want to encourage. Today I was challenged to think of something to be thankful for and tweet it with the hashtag #thankyou.

I was awoken at a reasonable hour by the tiddler and was really happy that she’d slept through the night after an unsettled few nights of cough and cold disturbing her (and our) sleep. So I tweeted “A full night’s sleep! 😀 #thankyou”. The day started on a really positive note and I even had the day off work and my husband took the tiddler into the childminders’ for the morning. I enjoyed an extra hour in bed, had a leisurely shower and got some housework done before picking up the tiddler. Life seems great when things go well.

Then the stream of minor mishaps began…

I had a battle to get the tiddler in the car seat as she’d just spotted her favourite bike just as I needed to leave…

The baby shower hamper basket had to go in the pram as I couldn’t carry it so the tiddler had to walk…

Tiddler tried to run off and would not hold my hand…

There was a near gale-force wind as I battled to carry tiddler and push pram from car park to my workplace…

Had to put tiddler down to push pram and she tried to run away, tripped and grazedpulling-hair-out-funny-woman-pulling-hair-out knee…

Carried on trying to carry screaming and wriggling tiddler whilst pushing pram…

Went to change pooey nappy and there were no wipes left in bag…

Nappy wasn’t on properly so poo leaked onto vest…

Major overtired battle into car seat after the party…

Struggled to fold new pushchair as the tiddler sat screaming in the car…

Tiddler woke up and we attempted the supermarket shop…

Something was up as she wouldn’t sit in trolley seat despite bribes of food, drink or peppa pig…

Proceeded to scream up and down 2 aisles…

Gave up after failing to console with a desperate attempt of rice cakes off the shelf which she threw on the floor…

Purchased 2 unwanted items, neither of which were on my list, both of which were desperate failed tiddler bribes…

Sat in supermarket baby feeding room to cry and calm us both down as I couldn’t face venturing out for another car seat battle…

I got home feeling utterly miserable and down in the dumps. I calmed her (and me!) down with the TV, some calpol and gave her her favourite snacks… a chopped up pear and a couple of apple pieces. She perked up and was soon all giggles, cuddles and giving me big sloppy kisses and the stress and frustration of the day started to fade a bit. I started thinking I should be thankful for all the things that went well today!

The morning was lovely…

The tiddler was on top form happily playing at the baby shower and was a delight…

The heavy rain stopped just before we left the baby shower…

She fell asleep within 20 seconds of getting in the car and did a good long nap whilst I snoozed (parked up!!)…

I saved lots of money by not finishing the supermarket shop as my husband was a star finishing the shop after work (he sticks to the list!)…

All of my tea was eaten without any fussing…

I’m blessed to have a beautiful daughter and shouldn’t get so frustrated when she’s feeling under the weather…

My husband is an amazing support when I have bad days and puts up with my rants and takes over bedtime so I can breathe…be thankful

So all in all I have a lot to be thankful for and on a seemingly bad day I have learnt I should focus on the positive things, and when I sit down and breathe and relax there is actually lots to be thankful for. Now I better quickly press publish before she wakes and I take it all back!!!!

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  1. Oh that does sound like a stressful day but glad that 40acts helped you find the positives that you could be thankful for. I’m taking part too and really enjoying the challenges so far – will look forward to reading how you’re getting on as well! 🙂

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