Perspective and Positive Attitude

I saw this article recently and thought it was a remarkable example of perspective and positive attitude! If only we all could view the world this way – it would be an amazing place! Still if we all do a little bit, surely we can make a difference?

I am thankful for:-

·The taxes I pay because it means I am employed.

·The clothes that fit a little too snugly because it means I have more than enough to eat.

·The lawn that needs mowing, or the windows that need cleaning, because it means that I have a home.

·The spot I find at the far end of the parking lot because it means I am capable of walking.

·My large heating and cooking bills, because it means that I am always comfortable.

·The lady behind me on the bus who sings off key to her personal stereo, because it means that I can hear.

·The alarm that wakes in the early morning, because it means that I am alive.

Are you a person who is often depressed or negative? Imagine if you could turn around your thoughts to have the perception like these. How much better would life quickly become?

Now, let’s see… Telstra and TPG are blaming each other for the newly added 2 week delay (after already 8 weeks! Grrr!) on my broadband set up. How can I turn that perception around? Hmm… well,  no fees while it’s not working I suppose. Gives me something to look forward to. The opportunity to have it at all when 80%+ of the world couldn’t have it. You know what? I actually feel better about it!   🙂

One comment

  1. Sifu, the wait for broadband is absurd. A buddy of mine moved to a new house and waited four weeks to find out the ISP he applied to had no free ports at the Telstra exchange – took that long for a Telstra technician to find time to look at their box and see no plugs left. So now he’s going through the process all over again – another 4-6 week wait. Australia has third-world broadband.

    But I shall use perspective to correct this negative impression:

    “I am thankful Sol Trujillo destroyed Telstra because no one liked them anyway.”

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