“Ugh, I have nothing to wear” Jessa thought as she threw on another frumpy sweatshirt. As she trudged up the stairs straining to keep her eyes open she remembered the math assignment sitting unfinished in her backpack. Signing Jessa got out a bowl and box of cereal, only to discover that they were out of milk. “Perfect…” she grumbled. Glancing at the clock on the wall she realized that she was late, she flew out the door hauling her backpack behind her.
A few hours later Jessa nervously glanced down at the paper her teacher had just handed back to her. She had worked so hard on this paper, even skipped going shopping with her friends to finish it. Her stomach sank, scrawled in red ink at the top was a C-. “You have got to be kidding”, she groaned.
After school Jessa made her way to the locker room to suit up for her basketball game. As she put her hair in a pony tail she attempted to put aside the stress of the day and focus on the game ahead of her. Jessa reached down to retrieve her basketball shoes from her gym bag, but instead her fingers only found the bottom of her bag. “No, no, no, no, the game starts in fifteen minutes, they have to be in here”, she thought. Jessa continued to rummage through her bag, but her shoes were nowhere to be found. “Ugh, I hate my life”, she moaned.
Let’s face it, Jessa didn’t have the best day, but just because one day didn’t go the way she planned doesn’t mean that her entire life was spiraling out of control. Some days it feels as though your life is tumbling down around you, on those days it is easy to feel discouraged about life as a whole. But we have to remember who holds our future and that every day is a new start. Don’t let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life.
Lauren, (Boyfriend Bears Teen Board)