Everyone has a bad day every now and then, not a seriously bad day, but a day when everything is off kilter.
Someone pulls out in front of you then they creep along at 18 mph so they are the last car to get through a green traffic light. A train comes along causing you to wait twice as long at the traffic light, in the meantime cross traffic has filled the intersection causing you to wait for the third light rotation. The sun is in your eyes, you almost didn’t see a bicycler, the guy in front of you stops short, puts his turn signal on turns from a dead stop. Before you can accelerate two cars go around you and flip you off. You get to work late as you open the door the telephone is ringing, and before you can get your bearings, in comes a salesman, followed by someone asking for directions. An hour and a half later you still haven’t gotten your morning under control when the second wave of frustration begins.
So how are we supposed to regain our composure? It is simple mechanics when pressure builds it must be released. As people with intellects we can choose to laugh it off, as opposed to crying, yelling or complaining. It is said you can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage him. I’ve noticed it’s always easier to endure (at least a tad easier) if we view the day as game of challenge. Just like the popular obstacle course races, such as the warrior dash or tough mudder, life sometimes tests our limits. Thankfully most of the time our challenges are deadlines, traffic, or weather related—all things that soon pass. Seldom, although occasionally do we have life threatening challenges. No matter what befalls us we must keep in mind it can always be worse. There is always somebody that would gladly trade places with us.
Besides, it’s really not the circumstances that bring us down, but rather our rebellious attitude and thoughts that create inner conflict, turmoil and chaos. Our controlling nature keeps us from inner peace, as we either pity, resent or reject our situation. Instead of combating our state of affairs we would do better to foster a positive and grateful attitude. There is always more to be thankful for than any bad that can befall us. It’s only if our days were always bad that we wouldn’t know when we were having a bad day, so be thankful that they good days outnumber the bad.
Saturday, Phil Dirt & the Dozers will be performing at BMI (791 E. Main St. as part of the Catholic Services fund raiser, “Concert of Caring.” Tickets will be available at the door or at Francis Furniture of Greenville. The event includes a light supper buffet, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, a cash bar and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit Catholic Social Services of Miami Valley, which includes, Auglaize, Darke, Mercer, Miami and Shelby counties.
Sunday, Trinity Lutheran Church has its annual open to the public hog roast from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. or until sold out. Next Sunday, Sept. 27, the Versailles Eagles Auxiliary will offer its breakfast buffet from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Happy 95th birthday to Jean Stover, also birthday wishes to Margaret Magoto Grilliot (97), Wyatt Murphy, Ben Hartzell, Austin Reed, Phyllis Overholser, Megan Dickmann, Michelle Flory, John Rahm, Nick Rhoades, Linda Grisez, Ann DeMange, Joan Kunk, Mike Schuh, Nikki Roll, Whitney Gaines, Linda Meyer, Connor Custenborder, Jennifer Litten, Brenda Bruns, Diane Swallow, Debra Augustine, Ashley Cochran, Ann Fullenkamp, Joshua Paulus, Paula Cox, Jacquie Billenstein, Lois Poly, Diane Martino, Pam Ruschau, Joyce Riffel, Louie Von Duhn, Regina Schieltz, Rob Monnin, Sue Ann Knapke, Amy Wagner, Mike Grillot, Bonnie Slusser, Sally Tebbe, twins Anna and Greg Dircksen, Denise Groff, David Vail, Ken Lawrence, Jim Buchy and Glenn Monnin as their birthdays approach as well as, anniversary wishes to Talia and Tyler Barga (4), Jenny and Kyle Francis, Corra and Don Beare, Megan and John Schmitmeyer, Kim and Chris Hecht (13), Natalie and Craig Bruns (17), Susan and Brian Kramer (18), Carrie and Matt Cusick (19), Kelley and Jamie McGlinch (22), Sheila and Pat Voisard, Marge and Kirk Harman (28), Deb and Dewey Ward (38), Norma and Tom Parin, and Alvira and Paul Marchal (65).
Congratulations VHS Class of 1965 who were surprised and entertained by Brian Wilson, of the Beach Boys, and his nine-piece band during their 50th class reunion last Saturday evening.
Healing prayers and get well wishes to Lisa Coate, Ernie DeMange, Dave Gibson, Boots Breaden, Robert Longenecker, Karen Coverstone, Rita Wuebker, Terry Black, Bill Pepiot, Yvonne Ridenour, Wayne Pittsenbarger, John Klipstine, Maggie Brewer, Arthur Curtis, Michelle Ullom, Harold Langston, Sr., Jack Munn, Thelma Schultz, Delores Williams, Joe Bailey, James Youngker, Kyle Rutschilling, Isabella Yakos, Brian Voisard Barb and Jon Agne, Samantha Smith and all those dealing with life’s challenges, as well the hospitalized or homebound in need of our prayers but not mentioned by name.
Sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Juanita Gerling and Christina Sargent also remembering the lives of Duane Mendenhall, Alice Kau, Kathy Black, Jimmy Baltes, Carole Kimmel, Kyle Rindler, Bob Rahm, Rev. Thomas Grilliot, Irvin Kelch, Jr., Bob Reigel, Dale Zimmer, Peg Baltes, Les Staley, Bob Shawler, Dorothy Gasson, Sharon Bubeck, Bertha Berger and all those not mentioned by name as the anniversary of their recently passing.
“If we could forget our troubles as easily as we forget our blessings, how different things would be.” ~Unknown
“Every flower that ever bloomed had to go through a whole lot of dirt to get there.” ~Unknown
“Troubles come to pass; they do not come to stay.”
“It isn’t whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up.” ~Vince Lombardi
is always somebody that would gladly trade places with us.
Kathy Magoto is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her weekly Versailles community column. She can be reached at email@example.com or at 526-3798. Feel free to contact her with Versailles news and tidbits. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.