We all do stupid things from time to time, I did last night and I was thoroughly embarrassed with myself all morning. At work this morning a good friend told me some very bad news which really put my little problems into perspective. I’ve got problems, we all do. I graduated in May and I’m still looking for a job. I don’t always get along with my brothers. I’d like to get a new bowling bag but I don’t have the money to spend on it right now. I’m watching tv and my remote doesn’t want to work properly all the time. I’m overweight (even after losing 30 pounds over the summer months this year).
So yeah, I’ve got problems, we all do, but my worst problems aren’t bad at all. No I don’t have a job, but I also have very understanding parents who know that the job market sucks right now. I fight with my brothers, but for the most part we stay out of each other’s way. I want a new bowling bag, but my current one still works just fine. My tv remote doesn’t want to work, but I don’t watch all that much tv so it really doesn’t bother me that much. Yes I’m still overweight, but I’ve proven to myself that I can lose weight (and I’ll continue to work on losing more weight in the future) but otherwise I’m pretty healthy.
Ok, so we’ve all seen things like this post saying these things before, and I’m not trying to beat this further into your heads. So look at everything and try to put it in perspective. I’m also going to go one further than most of the posts like this. This idea is shamelessly pilfered from Scott Adams (the guy who draws Dilbert) from his book Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain!
Forget about all the big stuff, take a minute and list some of the little things that make your day.
- I love when I’m bowling and I throw a shot that I know is going to strike as soon as I let go of the ball. I’m a pretty good bowler, and it’s just a wonderful feeling to see the ball really drive into the pocket.
- I love the smell of bread baking. Near Akron U (where I went to college) there was a Wonderbread bakery. I absolutely loved it when it was a nice day and I was walking from one building to the next for another class and you could smell the bread baking.
- I love it when I’m taking a shower and the water is the perfect temperature when I first turn it on. There’s no fighting with the taps to get the temperature where it needs to be, it’s just right to begin with. It’s something very small that makes you feel like you’re in control of your life.
- I love it when I’m driving and I see a red light turn green just before I get to it. I might have been sitting at that red light for what, 30 seconds? Who has that kind of time to waste?
- I love it when it’s quiet at home and I have a good book and plenty of time to read it. Can we say 300+ pages in a single sitting? I think we can.
- I love finding a new author that I really enjoy. It means I’m going to be spending a lot of money on books as I buy all of their backlist, but it’s always great.
- I love it when I catch a movie on tv and it’s at one of my favorite scenes.
- I love the fact that when you read this list it made you think of something small that makes your day and made you smile.