What a day it was… wonder… what makes a day memorable
A rainy day,
A scary day
A day when adrenaline ruled
A day when you met your first crush
Or the day you got crushed out of your self confidence… I wonder what evokes the exclamations,” what a day”
Think of it, an exhausted day of adrenaline high, at the end the of the person drops into the nearest comfortable recliner and takes a deep sigh, partially shuts his eyes, then shakes his head as if to erase the picture and then says, ”what a day” that would probably sound like a gratitude for the day that has gone and the person has survived the injury and scars can await evaluation.
Then there is the kid again on a adrenaline high, adventure sports, the gaint wheel ride, the popcorn, the candy floss, friends games and all the excitement at the end of the day , it is, “Wow what a day!” its gratitude again with tremendous sense of joy and achievement.
Imagine the day of unexplained torrential rains, and a young father navigating through a winding road on top of the hill, he is on his bike, with his young three year old child, there is a landslide, and guess what the father does the only thing he thinks that will save his daughter he gives her to a lady who is walking down, the river that flows from the hillock is over flowing the lady is trying to handle herself and child, the father is trying not fall of the bike, he trying to keep an eye on the kid, all in a span of half an hour, eventually the father and daughter reach home safe… there is no power…groceries are low… late evening when the power returns and the family finally has a bowl of hot soup each…. the elder in the family says “Whew, what a day”
At the end of the day its all about how we look at it, we could honour the day by acknowledging all the good that happened, and say “WOW what a day” or we could dishonour ourselves by only mulling over the not so pleasant events and say, “Whew what a day.” sometimes I think it is essential to have a really really bad day, that helps to keep the good ones in perceptive.
Actually the way we live our day is a sentence in the story of our life. each day we make a choice whether “what a day” end s with a period, question mark or exclamation point. just leaving you with a thought…
“Have you ever seen the dawn? Not a dawn groggy with lack of sleep or hectic with mindless obligations and you about to rush off on an early adventure or business, but full of deep silence and absolute clarity of perception? A dawning which you truly observe, degree by degree. It is the most amazing moment of birth. And more than anything it can spur you to action. Have a burning day.”
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration