There is always someone worse off than you.

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It doesn’t seem like things could get any worse.  The universe seems to be aligning against you.

Everything you thought might go wrong has.  And you are near rock bottom.

Where do we turn?

The inclination can be to start feeling sorry for yourself.  To start exaggerating the level of despair you are really going through.

What if, instead, we dug deeper in these times of despair to find a little appreciation?  Rather than focusing on the negatives, focus on what hasn’t gone wrong.

Try and put yourself in someone’s shoes that is worse off than you.  If you can’t find them, you aren’t looking hard enough.

When you realize there are people that are struggling to find water and food, the problems tend to feel a little less meaningful.

There are millions of people who will sleep tonight without a roof over their head.  And they will persist.

Just like you.

When we equate not being able to meet that deadline with an end of the world scenario, we are diminishing the struggles of those that are really suffering.

When we realize there is always someone worse off than us, we start to take the sting away from our own struggles.

Don’t be a drama queen.  Be a realist.  Don’t make things seem worse than they are.

See them as they are.

 

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