Well, I have been having a good week to start off, that turned and started heading down a bad path very quickly almost doing a 180. That’s the reason I’m writing this right now actually, instead of doing my Write Like Your Life Depends On It, I do have one I’m working on though.
I got plenty done this week on Monday and Tuesday and then I started to feel a bit sick. By the time I was trying to sleep last night I had completely gone down the rabbit hole of stress. The reason why is because I had strep about two weeks ago and went on antibiotics, which meant I couldn’t take my new medicine. So, the panic set in last night when I realized I was worse than the day before, and that’s how I went to sleep. I am still sick with two choices that aren’t good ones, to say the least. So the point of this is actually to talk about the little bit of hope that came out of this when I woke up this morning.
So last night I went to bed thinking that I’m at the bottom and it couldn’t get better. But this morning my thought was it could always be worse, in hopes of cheering myself up a bit. Which is a thought I have a lot when I feel really down, but it was different today. I wasn’t thinking about how I have only bad choices, but that it could be worse so it’s not all bad. Then I couldn’t stop thinking about how it could be worse, and with that came the thought that everything isn’t going wrong. I’m in a bad situation because I’m in a place with my health where both my choices, will most likely end with me not having the medicine I need to keep myself from getting worst. However, I still have those choices and one of them has a small chance of ending the way I want.
So, I had to write this because sometimes we feel we are at the worst possible point we could be at. So bad that the thought it could be worst means nothing to us, but that’s when we need to think hard. Think about why it could be worst and how it could be worst. Because once you realize that it can be worst, there is still something you can do to keep from hitting the worst imaginable place. That slim thing that’s keeping the situation you’re in from being the worst possible situation is your hope.
I am still hurting but it could be worse, my throat could be swollen and I could need to be on antibiotics, but I’m not at that point. Which means I still have some hope for the outcome I want. I can still do something to try to get the outcome I want. So the next time you feel like it’s hopeless, think it can always get worse, and if it can still get worse, then guess what you are not at the bottom. And if you’re not at the bottom, that’s one less step away from your goal that you need to take. So don’t give in, take that head start from the bottom and start climbing back up to the top, you’re already on the way. Because it doesn’t make any scene to give up when you’re already on your way.
And what does everyone always say, you just have to look at things as the glass half full. Well, guess what, that glass can only be half full if you’re filling it up. Because if you’re pouring it out then it’s half empty on the way to being empty. So if you feel you’re at the bottom remember it can always be worse. Which means your glass isn’t empty and it’s time to stop letting it empty out and start putting in. Because that glass can be almost empty or it can be filling up soon. Which do you want?