Friday, April 16, 2010

A Matter of Perspective

Sometimes we as humans tend to focus on the we don't have, the jeans that don't fit anymore, the stresses of work, etc. I fall into this path all too often. And at the risk of sounding enlightened, I'm starting to realize just how silly and annoying this really is. Recently, we've heard about a lot of tragedy around us.
  • Our amazing family doctor has a brain tumor. (He's also the father of four young girls.)
  • My sister-in-law's cousin just lost her husband and is left with six kids on her own.
  • A very young friend of ours is dealing with a cancer scare, though they are saying it's highly curable.
  • A 5-year-old little girl was just hit and killed about 1/2 a mile from where I work in this cute and quiet little downtown area. She was just walking in a crosswalk and the car wasn't even going that fast.
  • Another friend of ours is about to lose his grandma because of a stroke.
So in the grand scheme of things, the little annoyances of everyday life doesn't really compare. While I doubt I'll be able to swear off negative thoughts altogether, I am going to try to make a conscience effort to be more positive. Work isn't worth stressing about. And life in general has too many good things in it to focus on the negative all the time.

So here's to being positive. And focusing on things that really matter. It's all a matter of perspective, right?

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