Without perspective, it is so easy to become disenchanted with my circumstances. On certain gray and rainy days I want to blame various entities, corporate and otherwise, for all the misery in my life.
That is usually when lightening strikes. Unmissable signs.
I forget how incredibly lucky I am. I am not smarter, better bred, or exceptionally educated, yet I have been afforded the opportunity to own a home, drive a brand new car, live abroad, work abroad… Yes, we’ve experienced some really rotten things. But we are not special in that way. Everybody hurts.
‘If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.’ Elbert Hubbard
We’ll never know what could have been different had we never sold our house and crossed the ocean.
But if I just open my eyes, there are signs everywhere that I am supremely fortunate.