Daily Step – It’s gonna be a good day.

It’s gonna be a good day.

It’s gonna be a good day.

It’s gonna be a good day.

Last night as I put my oldest to bed, I asked him “Are you gonna have a good day tomorrow?” He said: “I don’t know until it happens.” He doesn’t like predicting things.

So, I decided to share a little mommy wisdom with him. “You know you can decide to have a good day before it actually happens.” He looked at me like I was crazy. “Try it and see. Tomorrow get up and say to yourself “I’m gonna have a good day.’”

He thought for a minute and then said “What if I say “I might have a good day.” What happens then?”

Ever the realist.

I remembered my words to him this morning as my alarm went off at 4 for the first time in a week. “I probably should try this trick myself,” I thought. So, I repeated begrudgingly to myself “It’s gonna be a good day.”

I kept repeating this line to myself even when fighting the boys to get dressed. I repeated it when my son’s hearing aid was malfunctioning (something it chooses to do every Monday after every break this year). I said it again and again in my head as my boys punched each other and screamed at each all the way to school. I practically screamed it internally when my youngest burst into tears over not earning a piece of candy one minute before he needed to walk into school. 

And you know what?

Despite the crappy start to my morning, the phrase seemed to work because I still find myself hopeful for a good day ahead. 

I guess it might be a little about our mindset after all. 

We will see how this goes, but in the meantime, my prayer for you this morning is that you, too, can say these words aloud and believe in them. Lots of things can derail your day, but there is always light to be found if we look for it.

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