No Bad Days

 

I don’t actually have much of a blog this week. It’s been a rough time for my family. Some of my dearest loved ones are really struggling and need extra attention and support right now. Also, I had to have my darling fur-baby and faithful companion, Ray, put to sleep on Saturday.

Honestly, this dog saw me through my darkest days and he would’ve done absolutely anything for me. It’s super weird to not have to worry about tripping over him on the bedroom floor when I get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. There’s no one to beg with soulful eyes for the tip of my banana when I make my breakfast in the morning now. I don’t have to rush home from work to let him out and feed him dinner. He’s not by the door hoping for a walk or a ride in the car.

But, while I’m sad that he’s gone, there’s a sweetness to the sadness. I’m at peace with saying goodbye and parting ways. It was his time, and I’m glad he’s no longer suffering with the pain and anxiousness he was experiencing. I’m also at peace with feeling sad. It’s appropriate.

My heart is heavy knowing that my family members are suffering, but I also know that it’s only through struggle that we really grow. I’m immensely proud of them for facing their demons and doing the hard work of finding their authentic selves. I didn’t even begin to think about these issues until I was in my forties, so they are lightyears ahead of me and many other human works-in-progress.

So, I thought this week I would just share my philosophy that: there are no bad days. Some days are hard days, much harder than others. But they are still “good” days.

A lot of good will come from the work that my family members are undertaking now. And as for the loss of my pup—I wholeheartedly believe that it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

May we all have a very good day today.

Category : Blog &Personal Growth Posted on February 28, 2018

2 Comments → “No Bad Days”


  1. Karen Ball
    7 months ago

    I agree that all days are good days. There are just degrees of good!

    Blessings and hugs to you, Julie.

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  2. Melissa
    7 months ago

    Aww so sorry about your pup Julie 🙁 . I.know it’s never easy to lose anyone. A pet is part of the family and it hurts just as much. Love and blessings to you darling ❤🙅‍♀️

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