In college, my roommates and I would sometimes talk about our "Peaks and Pits" over dinner.
Peaks: the positive parts of your day. Pits: the negative parts of your day.
We would talk and laugh. A peak might be finishing a daunting paper or going on a date with a boy. A pit could be getting a daunting paper or going on a crappy date with a boy in our class. You get the picture.
Peaks and pits don't end in college. Duh.
Every day, we are presented with peaks and pits. Sometimes, the peaks are huge. Other days, the pits take over. Regardless, there are positives and negatives associated with every day we are on this Earth.
Today, October 20, 2014: Peaks: One of my students totally understood a new concept and yelled down the hallway, "Great teaching today, Ms. Sienrukos!" ; Michelle submitted her project a week early and rocked it; I had a really good muffin for breakfast. Pits: Suspicious credit card charges = credit card fraud = Lisa gets a new card; ticket on my way home for going through a yellow light (that turned red); chatty Kathys in period 9. Ugh.
Today was just another day. Some ups and some downs.
I tend to think that the important thing about these peaks and pits isn't that they happen. I think the important thing is how we react to them. "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it."
So sure, some "eh" things might happen to us. The more we fuss and complain and bug out, the more problems we create for ourself. Fussing and complaining and bugging out do not solve the problems. And some awesome things might happen. But nobody likes a bragger so we have to be modest. Whatever the scenario, think about the reaction.
Here's to days ahead with many more peaks than pits!