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May 9, 2013

Tim Kolodziej: You know, this isn't my day — and it's not yours either

NEW CASTLE — “This isn’t my day.”

I’m going to step out on a limb and guess you’ve heard that statement before.

You may have even uttered it a time or two yourself.

Maybe just this morning.

I may shock you with what I’m about to say, but stay with me on this.

Ready?

You are correct.

It ISN’T your day.

It never is.

No matter how hard you try to make it that way.

“Life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it.” — Chuck Swindoll

“This isn’t my day.”

You are so right.

You didn’t get sick the morning of the show you’ve been waiting four months to see and postpone it to a later date — a date that no longer works for you. Your favorite singer did.

You didn’t shut the doors 10 minutes early at the Dry-Cleaners the afternoon you absolutely HAD to pick up your suit. The owner did.

You aren’t the guy driving 35 in a 55 mph zone on a two-lane road. He’s in front of you. Wearing a smirk.

You aren’t the woman screaming and yelling at you for a mistake you made. She’s on the other end of the line.

You are so right.

It ISN’T your day.

It never is.

No matter how hard you try to make it that way.

“If you insist on the prison of victimhood, realize this: you're far more a prisoner of your choices than your circumstances.”  — Dean O’Bryan

“This isn’t my day.”

You are spot on.

You didn’t wave yourself over and ask, “Got a minute?” Which then turned into an hour. She did.

You didn’t call your own smartphone six times yesterday afternoon with the message, “Please help! We’ve got major issues!” He did.

You don’t oversee the grocery store and staff only two checkout lines — even though there are six lanes. The manager does.

You didn’t call and say it would cost you another day without a car — and another $300 out of your pocket. The dealership did.

You are spot on.

It ISN’T your day.

It never is.

No matter how hard you try to make it that way.

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