Years ago, I received a life-changing email. I don’t know who forwarded it to me, but it was one of those that you take a short look at and then delete it immediately. Luckily for me, I took a closer look.
A very close relative once told me that one should learn from the mistakes others make, rather than from your own. It took me a long time to discover that this was not true. I think that there are certain mistakes you have to make by yourself. Only then will you be able to catch a glimpse of the true nature of that particular situation along with its consequences, and you will be able to learn from it.
“It’s Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid”. We all know this line from the song. It sounds good, and of course there is no reason to be afraid of “the most wonderful time of the year” is there? Unless you are alone, suffering from a recent break-up or divorce, facing your first holidays alone.
There is a movie called Peggy Sue Got Married where a grown woman miraculously travels back in time to her high school years. She then tries to avoid all the mistakes she made, especially not hooking up with her eventual husband. Guess what? She did it all again. Exactly the same way she did before.
I had a terrible September. I experienced how small things can build up until you have the feeling that they are going to squash you. Once we open the door for negative thinking, our human mind will find more and more reasons why our lives are so miserable. You can count on that.
There are certain videos that can really lift you up and give you hope, no matter from what problem you are suffering. The problems we have always seem so big, so unsolvable. What can help us here is a change of perspective: Your problem is perhaps someone else’s dream.