Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Life is all about perspective...

Perspective is the difference between a good day vs. and a bad day, a horrible event vs. a dark quarter hour. I’m a huge believer in perspective. Everything in life is relative and when you lose your perspective it’s easy to feel sorry for yourself. Whenever I have a “bad day,” I say (often aloud), “If this is the worst thing that happens to me today, this is a pretty good day.” I was not diagnosed with cancer today, I did not lose a family member, I did not declare bankruptcy, I did not fear for my life, I was not raped or kidnapped, I got to choose what I wanted to wear, I was not called by a slur, I was not forced into slavery, I did not sleep on the street, I did not worry where my next meal would come from, I did not wake up in pain.

This is my life philosophy: live righteously, and never be ignorant of my relative place in this world.

Sometimes I just have to repeat that mantra to myself as I bang my head against the wall.


Princess Selina January 21, 2009 at 9:27 AM  

Whoa, you just made me rethink how I'm handling everything going on right now...(i.e. being laid off, not being able to find a job) Makes me focus on what I do have. Thanks =)

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