Life throws a lot of stuff at you.
Some of it is bad, full stop.
Some of it is good.
And some of it just annoying, frustrating or makes you feel like you were born under a bad sign.
Look, I’m not Mr. Sunshine all the time.
When I get a flat tire, I don’t jump for joy. I probably utter a few choice words that might have gotten me a mouthful of Ivory back in the day…
But when life feels like you’ve accidently knocked over a beehive, maybe it’s time to take a moment and enjoy the honey.
Like my flat tire. At least I have a car. Not everyone can say that.
A flight delay? Well, if it’s because mechanics are working on making sure my flight is safe, and everyone gets home in one piece… well, “thank you” feels pretty good vs. blowing your stack.
And trust me. No flight gets back on track just because you shoot off your mouth.
Stuck in traffic? Think about how lucky you have to have someplace to go.
I can remember a comedian talking about how frustrated people get when their cell phones don’t work absolutely perfectly, every single time.
Think about it. You carry in your hand a mini computer that gives you access to virtually every written word ever written. And lets you talk to people around the globe, sending messages to space!
Sorry it didn’t post your cat picture right the first time…
I’m not really trying to tell you up is down, East is actually West. When bad things happen, they can be really bad. And it’s ok to feel mad about it.
But if you at least look for the flipside, it makes picking yourself up and dusting yourself off that much easier.
I’m still looking for the “good” about the time I shattered a brand-new jar of organic tomato sauce on my garage floor on the way into the house…
It forced me to make a pesto instead? And it was good, so…
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Editor, Patriot Health Alliance