The moments that matter

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In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. A series of seconds that result in everything you live for, both good and bad. Each moment can be measured a good minute, a bad hour, or a few neutral seconds. But what happened in that time period? Who did you talk to? What did they say? How did it make you feel? Good or bad? Easy or hard? Regardless, they are all moments, and they all happen to you.

These moments make up your day, the cumulation of them affect how you feel, and how you react in the moment following. Regardless of how hard you try, there will be some bad minutes mixed in with the good, and some bad hours, even in the best of days as they are inevitable. However, there are also neutral moments mixed in as well. The combination of good and neutral, at least in my experiences, have the tendency to make the bad moments that much worse.

These moments make up your day, the cumulation of them affect how you feel, and how you react in the moment following.”

With all the positive and not necessarily negative moments, it’s easy to get used to them, and to expect them. When the bad moments come along, it’s easy to let them consume you because you aren’t used to them; you aren’t expecting them, and that makes them that much worse. They throw you off guard. Why am I dealing with this right now? I was so happy before, but why does this have to come along and ruin it? It’s all too easy to think that way.

Instead of focusing on the second part of that thought, I urge you to focus on the middle. Focus on the positivity. Yes, you are dealing with some pretty bad moments, some pretty bad seconds in your day. But they are surrounded by positive ones, like smiles in the hallway, hearing a friend laugh, and a good grade on a test. These small moments are so easy to become drowned by the bigger, seemingly longer negative moments. I urge you not to let them and to pull them up from under the water. They are the seconds that make your day worthwhile, and they deserve their time in the light as well. It will only help you in the long run.