A Good Day Or A Bad Day

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Every one of us has the same 24 hours a day to spend wisely or unwisely in some cases like having to judge each day on how good it went or how bad things became as a result of our judgement.

When the days are good we judge them to be good because it met our expectations. However, when it doesn't meet up or measure up like it used to it is then that we declare a day to be a bad one among other days.

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Nowadays people even have their #worstdaysever and the best days of their life which is an experience that has been lived and should be forgotten. The moment has come and gone but the memories that linger are the catalyst to how we perceive other days and experiences.

If some experiences were not as exciting as one of our best days we see it as a loss or a waste day.

For example, some people would say that working a 9-5 job is a waste of time for them. Whether it's a waste or not depends on how we view each day's experience.

When we measure wins and losses every day it's easy to forget that all the good days are an accumulation of the past pains and seeds of pain that bears happiness fruit in the future. What we forget to see is that the days we have been sowing and grinding were what made the present happiness possible.

But how should we see a not-so-good day from a perspective view? I'd suggest it's better to see each day as a day to sow seeds like it's noted in the quotes above. Many people believe that they should be sad when their days aren't going as planned and only happy whenever things are going right.

Having a judgy attitude towards our days in itself is harmful to our mental health because first, we'll never get out of the loop of seeing things from that view, if it's not a good day then it's a bad one.

The fact is we can just accept each day as they come and put in the right effort into each day. When we sow seeds of a good attitude towards each day without trying to judge if one is better than the other then we’ll be able to live every day as a new day with its own unique experience and lessons to teach us.

What do you think about judging how good or bad our days are? Should we judge or measure each day or just live each one out as new?

Let me know your thoughts in the comment box.


@cindy911 There is an interesting thing I noticed. The bad things often come to us on the days we least expect them. I have encountered many of those days, but we cannot predict the future, so the only way is to face and overcome them.