Don’t you just hate it when a person or event “ruins” your day? It could be somebody refusing to help you when you know he or she could. Or it might be an email that politely thanks you for your job application or manuscript submission and concludes with some variation of “There was someone better than you.” While people rarely come out and tell you why they’ve rejected your request for help, employment, publication, or even love – it almost doesn’t matter.
Rejection stings. Ouchy – BIG TIME! So what can a person do? My Aunt Ginger would write a poem to cheer you up and give you a new perspective:
“Today is bad
But don’t be sad,
Setbacks are like grains of sand.
They can burn your feet
Or be really neat,
If you use them to make you glad.”
I guess the point of Aunt Ginger’s little ditty is that setbacks will happen. They can hurt like crazy – at least temporarily. But like grains of sand, you can mix them with faith in yourself, encouragement, and a little determination and build beautiful castles in your life.
Enjoy your weekend,