“Oh Crappy Day”

I consider myself  a pretty joyous person. It takes more energy for me to get upset. Sadness and moodiness are emotionally draining for me. With my personality type you’ll  have your days… those “Crappy Days”. The days when everything and everyone works the nerve. Over the years,  I’ve become great at “keeping it going”, put on a good face and move forward. There are a few days when I can’t do it and my emotions get the best of me. These days are rare, but some days things don’t go well. I had to give myself permission to have a bad day and be authentic about it. It’s alright to have a not so good day.

It’s been an interesting few weeks for me. I’m doing  a lot of introspection, contemplating, dreaming, praying and evaluating especially with the birthday around the corner. I have high standards for myself and recently, I feel I’ve falling short. Work has been a little intense at times, but it’s mainly transition. My co-worker called me “Eeyore” the other week. I’m expressive and sometimes, I must say it like it is without sugar-coating.

I have a new rule for anyone who complains. Complainers if you are not offering help, support, hope, comfort, encouragement, resolution, prayers or ideas keep your complaints to yourselves. I think that’s a great rule to have, you think? There is a valuable lesson here, you never know what’s going on in someones life. It’s good to extend a little grace, before we jump to conclusions. In the midst of a Crappy Day, I realize “God is Good” and all the other religious rhetoric and cliché’ saying. Sometimes I just need a moment before I quote “The joy of the Lord is my strength”! I need a moment to show my frustrations on my face. Then I can hear this…

I absolutely love this song. I guess that is why I’ve downloaded it as a ringtone. This song makes me want to dance, in private of course. Give yourself freedom to have a “Crappy Day”. Don’t worry tomorrow will be better. The situation is nothing a little Gospel music won’t cure.

In the past, I haven’t been a huge fan of old school Gospel music. I know crazy and many would take my black-card, if there were such a thing. I guess not hearing it as often has increased my desire for it. I created a Tasha Cobb” radio station via I-Heart App. At times, I need a little break from Hillsong, Passion, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redmond, Jesus Culture and you get it. Then I heard this song…

 

This was the more of the new school version. I had to search for that version I grew up hearing. It sounds more like this…

This reminds me that my “Crappy Days” are temporary and few in number. We may have a few “crappy days” but joy comes in the morning. This song reminds me of  my grandmothers, probably because I heard it at their church. I found the longest extended version that made me chuckle. If you listen you’ll hear why. It’s definitely old school! Nothing like a good laugh to transform a bad day. When I think about the goodness of Jesus and all he has done for me “I Won’t Complain”, now that’s rhetoric! Have a great day my friends!