When you are having a crappy day…

When you are having a crappy day…

I am going to talk about what to do when you are having a crappy day, week, month, or a period in your life.

Recently, I have been hit with what seems like a barrage of disappointments which have left a massive dent in my positivity and my faith.

It is annoying isn’t it, when everything should be going well but it isn’t. It gets annoying when you have made plans, you have prayed (if you are a Christian like myself), you have been really positive, and it all comes crumbling to one big fat pile of nothing! Sometimes I feel like saying to the universe, to God ‘like really? You couldn’t just let me get that one job that I have been praying about since… forever?!!’ ‘You couldn’t just make that guy to be a lovely, husband-material, bring home to the parents type of guy, instead you just had to let him be a lying wasteman who likes to sow his seed to any willing female!’, ‘You couldn’t just let me get into that one university where you knew I really really wanted to go!’

If you are going through any crappy situation, my advice to you AND myself is: Scream, cry and let it all out. Give yourself that moment to get all those negative emotions out. Then move on. Keep on grinding, keep on moving towards your goals, your dreams. Focus on the positives and lift your head up. Don’t let this crappy situation define who you are. Rise above it.

Sing to yourself ‘I’m every woman, it’s all in me. Anything you want done, baby, I’ll do it naturally’. Sorry, I had to add that song in there, just to lighten up the mood a tad bit! The point is, we cannot let this crappy situation bring us down. We have to keep on going. Nothing can stop us. Nothing will stop us. Actually, the only thing that can stop us is when we start to think that these negative voices tell us that we cannot achieve what we want to achieve. We can rise above these challenges and come out stronger and better.   

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You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014)
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  1. Debusmillion
    April 22, 2016 / 9:00 am

    Very timely. Thx

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