It’s Going to be One of Those Days

by | Apr 23, 2020 | Joy, Trials

Don’t throw this day away.

Don’t give up on it before it even begins.

You declare, “It’s going to be one of those days!”

And it is.

Why? Because you will choose to see only those things that help you to prove your point.

You woke up this morning and stubbed your toe on the bed frame.

“It’s going to be one of those days!”

You spill your coffee while shoving cereal down your throat, in a rush to get out the door because you’re running late.

“It’s going to be one of those days!”

The traffic is backed up and you have a meeting at 8:00 a.m. It’s 7:59 a.m.

“It’s going to be one of those days!”

So, here’s my take on all of this.

First, you woke up. Do you realize how many people died yesterday? It is estimated that 151,600 people die each day. You weren’t one of them. This means you are alive. You have another chance to change things, to make things better.

You stubbed your toe on your bed frame. It hurt.

Do you know how many people are estimated to be homeless just in America?

According to the HUD estimates, there were 99,894 homeless people when a survey was conducted in January 2012, and 62,619 homeless veterans.

You woke up and you were in your own bed. You have a roof over your head.

You spilled your coffee in your rush to get to work.

Hunger in America exists for over 50 million people. That is 1 in 6 of the U.S. population – including more than 1 in 5 children.

You have a job and a car and a bowl of cereal. Enough said.

Now, to sum it all up…

You’re alive.

You have a place to live. Food to eat.

You have a job and a car.

Don’t make me get into your personal life. You know, like family and friends who love you. God who believes in you!

Wake up tomorrow and the moment you swing your legs and stand up, say, “It’s going to be one of those days! Thanks, God!”

Then make it so.

There’s an old saying from Heraclitus, a Greek Philosopher (535 BC – 475 BC) which says:

“You could not step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever flowing on to you.”

He believed that the universe was forever changing. If you literally step into a river once and then again, the river would be different.

So it is with your days. You cannot step into the same day twice. Everything changes. You change.

You can say, “It’s going to be one of those days,” but you have a choice of how you choose to see it.

If you count all the little things like stubbing your toe, spilling coffee, or traffic as proof of how bad it is, then you must also count all the little things that make it good.

I believe that if you made a list of good and bad, you would always come out with more good.

Don’t forget to count the fact that you own a piece of paper and a pencil.

Yes, there are people in this world that don’t even have that.

“It’s going to be one of those days! Thanks, God!”

Bob Perks


It’s Going to be One of Those Days