Quite often I ask the question 'why me?' It isn't fair that I have to stay in bed or need help to get changed in the evening or that I often have to have someone else cook my dinner. I'm probably sounding quite depressed and 'oh poor me' right now and that is how I was feeling last night. And how I've felt many times that have always ended up in tears.
But I don't want to be an 'oh poor me' type of person. I know I will never be truly happy with my lot in life because, let's face it, it can suck quite a lot. But in thinking about how much my life sucks I forget how lucky I am and how many things don't suck. I have friends, family and a fantastic boyfriend all willing to help. I'm able to continue my education. I can eat what I want (even though I sometimes wish I couldn't, overall I know it's something to be grateful for). And there are so many things that make me happy. But I never ask 'why me?' for the good things (okay, I sometimes ask how the hell I got so lucky with finding the right person for me right now (aka the boyfriend) but that's another issue). I take them for granted and I'm certain I'm not the only one (at least I hope I'm not).
Why is that we always focus on the negatives and forget all the things that make our lives special and worth it to keep plodding along? What is it that you've taken for granted? Take a minute and remember something that made you smile - and please share as a smile can make someone else's day.
Great post Bethany, and so true. I can definitely relate to what you wrote, and you've certainly made me think.
I think I smiled a lot yesterday evening because, although I miss Spud so much it hurts, it's really good to be back with my family. My brothers are crazy and kept making me laugh, and we also watched a lot of laugh out loud comedy on tv. I know I am guilty of sometimes taking my lovely family for granted!
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