Are you having a good day?
You’ve probably not even thought about it have you?
I often wonder if any of us genuinely think about the answer before we say “fine”?
Let’s face it, chances are, most of your days are the same.
Get up, go to work, hang on until Friday.
So many days where nothing much happens, bland, routine filled non- descript.
I’ve been alive for nearly 15,000 days now. 15,000!
It used to make me feel a bit sad that only a handful stand out.
But I suppose the significant days are the ones that stick in the brain aren’t they?
The good ones are golden. The days when our kids came into the world, weddings, birthdays, holidays. The big hitters.
Then there’s the days we want to forget. The last time we saw someone we loved, the break ups, the dark days.
One day has the power to literally change your life.
Last August, one day cropped up that altered mine.
That was the day I was diagnosed as having MS.
Not a great day in the history of Cara.
And following that one day, a fair few days have been challenging too.
The day I learned to inject myself with medication wasn’t that easy.
Then there was the day all the drugs were delivered and I felt a lot like Renton from Trainspotting. Again prob not in my top ten favs.
The day I got rushed to hospital by ambulance because I accidently injected into my vein and gave everyone, including me, a bit of a scare because my body shut down. Turns out, on reflection, that wasn’t the best day either.
All those days taught me an important lesson though.
They were only 24 hours. They passed like every other day does.
It made me realise that the significant days always make the headlines in the story of your life.
But the filler days, the silent majority days, the days you used to think of as mundane are the days you should really cherish.
There are moments in those days that represent something to be grateful for. Those are the days we need to celebrate.
We all need to stop living for one or two great days and appreciate every day.
Because none of us know when one day might come when everything can change.
So the next time you ask me how my day is going and I say “fine” you’ll know how much that means to me.
Here’s to many, many more boring, run of the mill “fine” days.
Let’s make a deal to start living for each day.