Eric Porteous

I Give Up.

You ever have one of those days or nights when every little thing seems to go wrong?

I did.

Last night.

In one word: frustrating.

I play old man, slow pitch softball, and for some reason last night, I couldn't hit or field. I think I had 2 hits that didn't even go past the pitcher. This is from someone who has no trouble hitting homeruns. Oh, but what about my good arm? Last night, I couldn't hit the broad side of barn. Even my mental game was off as, along with my glove, I carried my water bottle on the field at the start of one inning.

I was every bit of awful.

I got in my car and drove home. I stopped to get gas and went to use my rewards card so I could get $0.10 off per gallon . . . No rewards.

I got home and couldn't park in my garage because someone had parked on the driveway.

I poured myself a glass of Coke. It was flat.

My wife had heated up a warm and tasty meal for me, but instead of being appreciative, all I could see was that there was only one, small cookie left for dessert.

It was annoying. It was irritating. It was frustrating.

These are not major things. They are tiny, annoying things that piled up one after another. There are greater tragedies in the world, for sure, but that doesn't mean that I still didn't feel like throwing my hands up and wallowing in my own misery.

But then I remembered something.

Today ends, and tomorrow is a new opportunity.

Once today is gone, that's it. It becomes yesterday, and I don't have to relive it anymore.

Tomorrow gives me another chance.

There may be more problems.

There may be more frustrations.

But, there will probably be plenty of joys.

I just have to look for them.

So, if today, you just didn't have it.

If for some reason you were off your game.

If everything seemed to go wrong.

God created tomorrow.

And it's a new opportunity to get it right.

Question: Have you ever had a frustrating day? (Comment below.)

Eric Porteous

About the Author

I'm a very passionate person who likes to make people think, smile, and laugh. I love sports, helping people with their finances, and working out (Honestly... I'm huge. Don't be jealous.) But, when it comes right down to it, I'm just an ordinary guy who wants to live an extraordinary life. Follow me on Twitter @EricSPorteous.