Things can get pretty harsh. An unexpected parking ticket, the death of a loved one, a sick pet, rainy weather, lost keys or wallet, a long line at the supermarket --- there's a range of turmoil, from everyday minor inconveniences to major traumatic events.
But man, no matter what, no matter how heavy shit hits the fan, you gotta keep in mind -- it's all good.
Now, I don't mean to be blindly optimistic in saying that.
It's one thing to become devastated by mishaps, it's another to ignore them completely. It's okay to be aware of the bad happenings in life. Recognize it, but don't let it wear you down.
I ain't asking you to shut off your emotions either. And even I was, face it, that'd be a task of the impossible.
You're gonna get upset, aggravated, hurt, sad. That much is unavoidable.
But what I'm asking you to do, what I encourage you to do anyway, is to see the good in life DESPITE the shit.
Keep yourself in balance. Keep yourself Cool, Calm, and Laid Back. Embrace your inner-sloth. Be the Dude and abide.
As that famous musical goes "just remember some of your favorite things and then it won't seem so bad."
What is it you like? What is it you appreciate?
A good question. You may have to stop and think of an answer.
Crazy though isn't it?
I mean if I were to ask you what bothers you or what would you like to complain about, you could probably shell out a whole list quite quickly.
But when I ask you, what are you grateful for, suddenly your mind draws a blank.
You've gotten yourself in the habit of bitchin' and moanin', but you want to adopt the new habit of lovin'.
I mean no sense in getting worked up. You're lazy and that's extra work, man.
Find gratitude rather than frustrations. Find peace instead of reasons to fight or get angry. Find love instead of hatred.
There's treasure among the garbage, I guarantee you, if you just look around. It might be small, but hey, it's something.
Focus on that something. Focus on that one small thing that makes you smile, even if, EVEN IF it is indeed surrounded by an utter garbage pile.
There are things in your life worth appreciating and if you can find that, well then...it's all good!
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