Today is the day to play that Gloria Gaynor song “I Will Survive”. That song is the anthem for all broken hearts who found a way to move on, past rejection or deceit, and start anew. This is exactly what we celebrate today on Sorry Charlie Day: dealing with rejection and feeling rejected in different circumstances of life.
The good news is that each and every one of us has been rejected at some points in our lives.
And there are two ways to cope with feeling rejected. You can either take it on you, break down and cry and feel as if you’re unworthy. Or, you can look at the bigger scheme of things and look at the bright side of things.
What actually is rejection? Rejection is life’s way of telling you that this is not your path. When we look at rejection from this positive perspective, we can never ever be negatively affected by it. That’s that. When you really understand this, you can never again take things personally and blame it on now being good enough. If you would not be (good) enough you would not be here in the first place. Creation makes no mistakes.
How to celebrate Sorry Charlie Day? Well, look in your past and remember the times you were rejected. Maybe you have been rejected in a job, a relationship or anything else. Remember what happened after that, or how your life unfolded after that rejection. I am sure the opportunities that opened towards you were much better than the roads that closed in front of you. Am I right?
The thing that you can take at the end of this day is that rejection is never a bad thing. It actually is something positive, that you may have labeled it as a negative because you didn't look at the bigger picture at the very moment of rejection. So, Happy Sorry (not sorry) Charlie Day to you!