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This week: the best thing that could happen

I still feel like I dropped the ball with my post last week, the worst thing that could happen. Because I don’t have anything in mind for this week either. The best thing that could happen is that everyone sees the bright side of every hardship and rises above it. But that is a very simple and naive way to look at the world. It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve been called naive; I guess I can’t help it. Good things do happen and they have happened to me throughout my entire life; conversely I have never gone through what some others have gone through, namely abuse of any kind, trauma, disease, financial ruin. It’s easy for me to say “Look at the bright side” because perhaps I have never really seen the dark side of humanity. So in that way am I even qualified to talk about the worst and best things that could happen? I can feel some of you rolling your eyes at such a self-indulgent post. Sorry. I should put my writer’s hat on and write a piece of fiction around the topic. But for some reason I just can’t do it. 

It may sound trite but the best thing that could happen already has: my life, with all of it’s joys and sorrows, is the best thing that could happen to me. I wouldn’t be me without the people in my life, my family, the job I do, the friends I have, as well as the enemies, the stress, the aches and pains, the challenges I face every day. I am the best thing that could happen….to me.

Next week: A woman thinks she might be living next door to her grandson.

This is the latest exercise in my 642 Things to Write About Project. Click on the link to find out more, or click on the category 642 Things to Write About Project to read past exercises.  🙂