Sometimes life's lasso has a way of dragging us down. It has a way of painting that red bullseye of negativity right on our hearts and minds. It has a way of bringing out the absolute worst in. Instead of viewing this life with the clarity we once had, experience has painted the skies gray with clouds of confusion, and we view through lenses filled with shattered glass. We're henceforth left to pick up the pieces and to designate what is counterfeit and what is not. You realize that this life of monotony and struggle is far from over. The lessons have just begun to be learned, and you're the student in pre-k, hoping someday to cross that stage to have your doctorate.
But when we stop, and as they say, "smell the roses", we're reminded that things could be much worst, and maybe it's not so bad. The struggle allows us to see that what we have and what we gain is much sweeter. Take time to be grateful and think more on the positive rather than the negative. For more than one reason, it's great to be an optimist. You're stressed less, you live longer, and life's lasso merely touches you, but does not grasp you.
Take the time to truly be grateful. Remember things could be much worst, hold on to your faith, and remain hopeful. You only lose when you quit.
What are you grateful for skillologists?
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