One of the hardest lessons to learn in life when things are not going your way is that things don’t just happen to you.
Life is made up of choices and decisions and you can impact it.
Of course, there are bad days. There are days where you wake up and say “today will be great!” … but then you spill your coffee, arrive late to work, left your report at home… you see where this is going.
On these days, it is possible that no matter how many times you shrug off the problems and continue with a smile, a little piece of you still breaks, and you return home upset.
It is possible to be so sad you can’t control the tears, or so angry you can’t control lashing out.
So no, you cannot control everything.
But you can control some things.
Maybe you can’t control your need to cry, but you can give yourself 5 minutes, 2 hours, or however long you need, and then get up and do something else.
You can’t go back and make a bad day good, but you can get up the next day and decide not to focus on the previous bad day.
Remember, you’re always one decision away from a completely different life.