It’s Going to Be Fine


Today was one of those days when I find myself reassuring everyone around me that it’s going to be fine. Everything is going to be fine, I said at least 10 times. OK, maybe five of those times I was talking to myself.

It’s the day before a Very Big Meeting, and everyone is worried that his or her thoughts aren’t organized. It’s a day when a couple of people are starting a new job, and they’re realizing it’s going to be more challenging than they’d expected. It’s a day when personal responsibilities, such as finalizing a divorce and preparing for a child’s birthday, have to be accomplished around back-to-back meetings. But it’s going to be fine. It’s going to be fine. Everything will be fine.

Oh, and how many blogs are due? It’s all going to be fine.

When I was a single parent in college and had a paper due the next day that I still hadn’t even started (and perhaps just then a very handsome man knocked on my door to say hello and have a cup of tea), I would tell myself, “The world will not end if I don’t get this done on time.” It was my younger self’s version of “It’s going to be fine.” I remember that paper well. I got an A+. See, it’s going to be fine!

We all have days like that every once in a while, when accomplishing everything seems impossible and accomplishing those things well seems even more impossible. But seriously, it’s going to be fine. As long as you don’t waste any energy freaking out, getting angry at people, or having crying fits, you can actually get more done than you think. In fact, you might even have time to check Facebook, take a hot bath, and read the newspaper (True!).

Just don’t ever forget to eat and stay caffeinated—key to maintaining a stable blood sugar level, which fuels heroic feats like getting everything done when it seems impossible. And don’t stop reassuring yourself and everyone else that it’s going to be fine. Because a funny thing happens when you tell yourself it’s going to be fine.

It is fine. Everything is fine.


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5 Responses to It’s Going to Be Fine

  1. Jenny April 23, 2014 at 8:35 am #

    Loved this! Truly from the heart.

  2. Elizabeth G. Craig April 23, 2014 at 12:01 pm #

    Oh, I hope so. I was telling a friend yesterday that it’s going to be fine, but I didn’t really think so. I was just trying to make her feel better, but in reality, I think her problem is going to get worse. Perhaps I’m wrong. Perhaps my little lie will turn out to be true, just because I said so and maybe she believed it. And if she believed it, then maybe it will be so. I hope so.

  3. Alice Green April 23, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    I know you are right. I recently had a couple health issues. Instead of staying calm and thinking it would all be fine, I worked myself into a state of such high stress, that I now have to deal with Stress Induced high blood pressure. Fortunately, my doctor knows me well enough to allow me to use natural methods to lower my bp back down to normal, instead of taking meds immediately. Both health issues are getting gradually better, and IF I had told myself every day, ‘everything will be fine’ instead of expecting the worst, I would now not be spending my extra time lowering my blood pressure. What we tell ourselves is SO important, our body seems to listen to those words so we – I – should chose my words more carefully, more positively and more lovingly. Lesson learned, I hope! Thanks for the timely reminder.

  4. Donna in Delaware April 24, 2014 at 11:57 am #

    It’s how I’ve been surviving for the last 30 years, the last 17 especially, because of my husband’s health issues. I try never to panic when I hear bad, or potentially bad news. I try to look on the bright side, and keep a good outlook, even though I don’t really feel that way, I train my brain to “think” that I feel that way, and I start relaxing. Although faith does play a part in it for me. It has worked so far, so I keep doing it, knowing full well, that it will be “fine”. Until the outcome is not fine, I’ll continue with this pattern of thought. It keeps me sane.
    It’ll do the same for you too, hopefully!

  5. Yen April 25, 2014 at 11:20 am #

    Exactly what I need right now! Is this a coincedence or do you believe everything happens for a reason? 🙂

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