Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.
I’m doing my best to be mindful about how I’m living: to be kind and patient, and not to impose bad mood on somebody else. Being mindful is as good a way to be spiritual as anything else.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
Complaining not only ruins everybody else’s day, it ruins the complainer’s day, too. The more we complain the more unhappy we get.
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.