I think life is awesome. Yeah, bad things happen but good things are always happening too and if you choose to focus on the good, life will be good.
When bad things happen we can choose how to react to them. We can break down and crumble and say, “My life is over!” or we can look at them and say, “You know what? I can handle this. I can make the best of this and I’ll be okay.”
This is incredibly hard to do sometimes because some things that happen are devastating. I feel deeply for those who have lost loved ones or are going through horrible health problems. I imagine it takes years to overcome the sadness that comes from these trials.
I encounter people daily however who spend their lives wining and complaining about the silliest little ordeals. They don’t have enough money, they don’t like their neighbors, they don’t have a good enough car, etc. I’ll admit, I’ve been guilty of complaining about these stupid things myself. It seems to me, when a person is spending so much time complaining about little things that don’t matter they’re missing the point. It’s usually just a temporary state but it’s sad that we waste precious moments of beautiful life not noticing the wonderful blessings Heavenly Father has given us.
I’m going to work harder to be a more grateful, positive person and hopefully in doing so I’ll teach my children to be the same way.