Tough in your world may be that you couldn't avoid the baby in Woolworths in the shopping cart crying and reaching out for a comforting hug from it's mother who is obviously at the end of her tether is telling it what a terribly child it is....when you have just heard for the fourth time in a year that you have miscarried.
Tough may simply be that you are tired and the washing is mounting an attack on your laundry that you haven't the strength to fight against right now but it's bothering you all the same.
Whatever your version of having a tough day we all have a little something we use to get us through it. Maybe not at first, we stumble around for a while usually until we find something that sits you down, rubs dettol on your problem and puts a little butterfly bandaid on it making it, for just a moment, feel a little better.
It may be a mantra you repeat to yourself (think Dory on Nemo "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming" - funnily enough, I have used her mantra before!) It may be a person that you go to that gets you through. Could be that you write in a diary or meditate or exercise... who knows.
For me, this poem has helped many times. So, I thought I would share it....I often feel like the Oak.. not mighty by any means.. but the wind certainly blows and it's done it's best to knock me down...
I have a tattoo on my wrist, it says "Validus". It's latin, for "Stronger".
What keeps you going when you can't see the sunshine?