AnticsOne of the great truisms in life is that some days are great, and some are not so great. Some days are better than others. There are always going to be times when everything works out great, and times when nothing works out at all. Sometimes I get a bit of each. I can always count on antics along the way though. Tonight, my younger daughter stuffed 52 gummi bears in her mouth while her youngest brother threw a temper tantrum. It was, of course, par for the course, because last night involved them chugging a 2 liter bottle of mountain dew, subsequently followed by swinging from the chandeliers until almost midnight.

Sometimes life is tough, and nothing seems like it goes right. Then we turn a corner, and suddenly things are working out again. I think that it’s important to keep in mind that we will likely turn a corner soon, but it may take a lot of work to turn that corner, and achieve the results we need to see.  We have to work on our jobs to see results. We have to work with our kids to see results. They have to do crazy things sometimes to learn the consequences, and thus come the lows. The great days are when we see them applying the things that they learned.

I always try to keep in mind that setbacks are only temporary, and that I can control how I react to the situation, even if I can’t control the situation. I will agree that some situations are really tough to overcome. I think though, that they can be overcome if needed.

Some days are better than others. They just are.