This is your day

By Bob Perks

"This is your day, not his.  He has his own.  It is your choice whether you will permit him into your day or not and how much," I said to her.


We struggle with so many things in life that we feel we have no control over.

But we do.  We choose how we react to things, people, or circumstances.

This woman has a boss who is over bearing and totally out of touch with the people who work for him.  He has no compassion at all for whatever challenges they are facing in their own lives and the result is, he is losing.   Losing makes him more unbearable.

"If I go down I’m taking people with me!" he declared.

One by one good, well qualified people have left.

He was always the reason.

One by one the rest of his employees are suffering.  They are stressed to the maximum.  The work problems flow back into their private lives, thus creating even more stress on a personal level.

He doesn’t care.

"This is your day.  He has his own."

This day was given to you, not for his benefit, not so that he can cause more pain and suffering.  It is your day.  The world he lives in is an ugly one filled with drive and destruction, plowing under and turning over lives on the way to reaching his goal.

He is outside your day even when he briefly steps into to it.  Even when he sneaks in, slithering his way around you, he remains outside your day.

That is until you permit him, allow him to break through.  That break through is always on an emotional level.  His purpose, his mission is to get to you and the only way he knows how, is to touch your soul, squash your spirit and make you feel less than you are.

It is the tactics of a thief.  One who cannot be fully human and thrives on stealing the will of those around him.

Now let’s take the human face off of this thief.

Perhaps it is a life threatening disease you are facing or a life challenging situation like divorce, financial problems or family matters.

They appear to be bigger than life.  But nothing is bigger than life itself.

Maybe the answer lies in the question…"How do you eat an elephant?"

One bite at a time.

"This is your day, not his.  He has his own."
"I believe in You!"
Bob Perks (/ym/Compose?

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As a Minnesota based photographer and artist I have been greatly influenced by the Upper Midwest. I focus my skills and energies on portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, architectural and fine art work. My best work comes from images first painted in my mind. I mull over a prospective image for weeks or months, seeing it from different angles and perspectives, then finally deciding what to capture. The result is images that deeply touch people's emotions and powerfully evoke memories and dreams. My images are used commercially by companies and organizations ranging from Financial Services firms, mom and pop Ice Cream shops and The Basilica of St Mary to communicate their shared vision and values. Book and magazine publishers have featured my images on their covers. My photographs also grace and enhance the decor of many fine homes.
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