Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Yes, Life Is Garbage

Yes, Life Is Garbage

"I watched the young boy furiously pedal his new red tricycle between two elderly ladies carrying their supermarket bags.

The first scolded him loudly for not looking where he was
going and having no consideration.

The other, making her way with the help of a cane, gently
chided her friend, remarking that he was only a young boy
with a lot of energy who was still learning his manners."


It is my observation that senior citizens can be broadly
categorised into two groups.

Those that are grumpy, and these who are grateful.

I believe that life's inevitable disappointments, broken
hearts and lost dreams will, if you allow them, make you
bitter, resentful and angry.

Somewhere in our life's journey we choose to focus on the
garbage or the gold.

(Often the gold is hidden in the garbage!)

If you dwell on the garbage we become grumpy.

If we look at the gold we become grateful.

Life is crap. Life is beautiful.

Life is both.

The question is, which will you focus on?

At some point, conscious or not, you will choose the
experiences of life to make you bitter or better,
grumpy or grateful, snappy or happy!


Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, who did extensive work with
the terminally ill, said:

"The most beautiful people are those who have known
defeat, known suffering, known loss, and have found their
way out of the depths.

Beautiful people do not just happen."

Wishing you the best of days,                                                                  

Harley M Storey
CEO, Executive Coach

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