Day: November 2, 2011

Not as Bad as it Could Be

So I have to admit I have been feeling a little down the last few days.  Its just hard to have a sore throat and I feel like this whole year has been so chocked full of challenges.  It just seems such a cruel trick that the year I try the hardest to get in shape is the year my body falls apart on me.  In one year I’ve fallen down a flight of stairs injuring my spine, had surgery on my eye, been diagnosed with diabetes and fibromyalgia and had tonsillitis repeatedly.

I know I’ve had many triumphs including finishing my races, making tons of new swim friends, downgrading diabetes diagnosis to a less than pre-diabetic level, but it has been a tough year.  Let no man deny me that!  Anyway, I was driving home from taking my brother to the airport today stuck in bumper to bumper traffic feeling sorry for myself when I turned on the radio to hear a traffic update.  The traffic reporter got on and for each area he had the same diagnosis:

“It’s not as bad as it could be but plan on extra time.”

For some reason this struck me as hilarious, particularly for a traffic reporter.  How is it helpful for me driving to know it isn’t as bad as it could be?  That doesn’t tell me if there is construction or an accident or if there is an alternate route to take but in a way it is helpful.  As bad as life can get “its not as bad as it could be”.

It just made me laugh and count my many, many blessings. Its funny how a little thing like that can pick you up and make you think isn’t it?  Tomorrow I have to get back to work on the Poler products because people are waiting for me to learn how to invoice and create purchase orders (it really was a bad week to be sick).  I hope I can keep this positive message in mind as I am sure it will be a long day.  “Its not as bad as it could be”

Hope you all have a great day!