Staying Inspired on One of Those Days

Official portrait of Mark Twain in his DLitt (...
Official portrait of Mark Twain in his DLitt (Doctor of Letters) academic dress, awarded by Oxford University. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Humour is the great thing, the saving thing.  The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.

Mark Twain

Today was one of those days that started out in a great way and then ended on a more exasperating note.  I won’t go into the boring details.

We all have these days, for me, one of the ways that I recharge my battery when I need a quick fix of inspiration is to read a book of 1001 Pearls of Wisdom.

When I opened up the book to this Mark Twain quote, I knew this was perfect.

Daily Contemplation:

How do you inspire yourself when you have one of those days?

8 thoughts on “Staying Inspired on One of Those Days”

  1. Hi Karen, I’m glad you found comfort in your go-to book, sounds like I need to get that book for myself! When I’m having one of those days I need to remind myself that it’s just a little bump in the road, but to do that i need to stop and breath slowly, close my eyes and just say a little simple prayer: Please God enlighten me! or Please God let me feel your presence, I need to know and feel that I’m not alone… and it generally gives me the push I need to continue with a better mood and outlook… big hug Karen, read you soon (living in the midst of an earthquake swarm, NOT FUN!)

  2. I really enjoy Mark Twain. I think when I have one of those days I just repeat often and loud, “this too shall pass.” And I believe it. If I can get to the end of the day without completely losing perspective I take a few minutes to savor a view of the moon, and remind myself how small I am, and then my issues also seem to find perspective. Fortunately, these kind of times aren’t too often! I hope yours was just a fleeting wrinkle! :-)

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