Perspective

Someone recently asked me if my life is as great as it sounds on Facebook, Twitter and through my blog.  The short answer is yes.

But the truth is that I have bad days on occasion.  I just choose not to bore my Facebook friends and Twitter followers with constant negative updates.  Because everyone has bad days.  Wherever they may live.

I have days where I feel defeated. Wonder why I stay.  Why I don’t just give up and go back to the cushy and well-paid career I left behind.  Days where I could scream (and do). Flee the kingdom and never return. Evenings where I’m extremely grateful for friends.

But then I remember that bad days happen wherever you may live.

That stressful days at the office happen anywhere.

That bad people are everywhere.  That not everyone shares the same value of friendship.

That regardless of where you may live, these types of challenges present themselves.  And so you just have to decide where in the world you are most willing to accept those challenges.  Because most likely the joys and advantages outweigh the challenges and frustrations.

And so even on a bad day in Marrakech, I’m grateful for the decisions I’ve made.

So for now, I’ll stay put.

After all, the sun is shining and it’s +25’C and they call this winter!

Comments
3 Responses to “Perspective”
  1. crystal2412 says:

    I think that people forget that bad days can happen anywhere. Depending on your job, your circumstances or your environment your day can go right or it can go wrong. Most often it is a healthy balance between the two. On the days the balance is shifted to the negative, it is easy to place the blame in the wrong place, or to think it is always like this. Today I had the thought, I love life, it will be a bummer when it has to come to an end. Tomorrow the sun may not be shining on me and I could feel differently. Each day brings new thoughts and feelings as well as the recurring ones. It is up to us to make the best of them.

  2. Hi Mandy, how very true – I always think having the sunshine helps enormously ( Oh, & good friends too!!)

  3. tentsations says:

    How can you not stay where the sun is shining! Your posts are always so inspirational and thank you for sharing.

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