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3.12.2012

Alive & Kicking.

When I feel like my life is completely and utterly horrible my Husband (gently) reminds me that there are literally millions of people in the world who would love to have my "problems": I'm healthy, I have a husband who adores me, I have three smart & healthy kids, both my parents are still alive, I live in a nice house, I have great girlfriends that I get to hang out with on a regular basis, I have a decent car that gets me where I need to go, I have good health insurance, I have food to put on the table, I get to buy that really soft toilet paper that feels like angel wings on my tushy.... and on and on he goes until I feel stupid for feeling like life is so horrible and I stop him to concede that yes, life is pretty darn good.

And the thing is, even if I didn't have any of those things, the fact that I'm alive and kicking to see another day is a wonderful gift in itself, and one that should not be wasted constantly drowning in a sea self pity.

Sure we are going to face a crisis, (or two... or hundreds), in our lives. But most of the crappy events in our life are beyond our control. So instead of harping on them all of the time, maybe we should take those crappy moments and remember the positive things in our lives.... because even if the only positive thing in your life right now is the fact that you're still breathing, remember this: a corpse no longer has that luxury.

"We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have." ~ Frederick Keonig

Flippa Bird
(So I'm not a zombie... yet. And that's a good thing!)
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