Thursday, March 10, 2016


Back in 2012, I shared a post on The Right Kind of People. Does it matter how you view a situation?

Read the poem below and consider if you've ever felt this way.


Today was the absolute worst day ever
And don't try to convince me that
There's something good in every day
Because, when you take a closer look,
This world is a pretty evil place.
Even if
Some goodness does shine through once in a while
Satisfaction and happiness don't last.
And it's not true that
It's all in the mind and heart
True happiness can be obtained
Only if one's surroundings are good
It's not true that good exists
I'm sure you can agree that
The reality
My attitude
It's all beyond my control
And you'll never in a million years hear me say that
Today was a good day.

Now read from bottom to top. 

One of my friends shared this on Instagram. The poem was written by Chanie Gorkin.


In another post, I shared about a ship's captain who burned his ship to inspire his men to fight. Having the correct motivation, the proper perspective, definitely makes a difference your view of life.

My wife and I have one child, a daughter who is now seventeen years old. When she was younger, it was sometimes difficult for her to be excited about doing some activity her us. She would drag her feet, walk slowly, and appear disinterested. However, if we brought along a couple of her friends - in the same situation - she was a totally different individual. She was animated, alert, and happy.

What are you building?

Another classic story of perspective features three men on a construction site. A visitor approached the first man and asked, "What are you building?" He replied, "I'm laying bricks." The visitor proceeded to the second man and asked the same question, "What are you building?" The second brick layer responded, "I'm building a wall." As the visitor walked along, he came to the third worked, "What are you building?" The third man paused from his work, stood up straight, and said, "I'm building a cathedral."

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