Every now and then you will have an absolutely perfect day, when things just really couldn’t have gone any better. More often than not, however, you will have days when things could have gone a LOT better. And such is life. Is that a reason to go moping about? No way. Now, not everyone is going to look at life’s little speed bumps and immediately be grateful for the lessons that have been handed to them. In fact, most of us have most likely tripped over those speed bumps, been flung face first into the gravel, and are sitting on the ground grumbling. And that’s normal, maybe even a little healthy. Sometimes you just need to growl a little bit. But you can’t sit there grumbling for too long. After all, what’s that going to get you? A sore bottom at best (especially with the Texas sun beating down on that asphalt.)
So, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, take a deep breath and consider if you can take away a life lesson from the incident. Maybe you can immediately, or maybe it is something you will come to realize later on. Then… move on. And if you are still feeling a little grumbly, consider the following:
“If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want.” ~ Oscar Wilde ~
“You can’t always get what you want But if you try sometimes you just might find You get what you need.” ~ The Rolling Stones ~
Changing your perspective can help change your attitude. And besides, it’s hard to argue with those words of wisdom now, isn’t it?