By Mildred Munjanganja | December 17, 2012
I had an unpleasant experience – I am not cut out for this – but my genetic deposition demands that I rise above it, so rise above it I did. I asked myself 2 questions: what have I learnt from this experience? And how can I grow from this? The color of my world is unchanged. I had a boyfriend who for years was puzzled at my view of the world “life is not as rosy as you make it Mildred”, “one day something will happen to you and you will stop thinking things are so perfect”, “you have to stop assuming good of everything and realize that %$#* happens”. I never once doubted what he said, but my theory on life is rather different. The world is whatever shade you paint it in – your perception of things; your views are what make your world. You choose to be happy, you choose to be at peace – no-one can take choice away from you.
Imagine 2 prisoners, both in the same camp subjected to the same torture: one is happy and spends all his time finding ways to keep his sanity and joy. The other is miserable, focusing always on his plight and how he can die. Which prisoner are you? If you lost your job today, would you lament at how unfair life was or would you take it as an opportunity for change. It’s all about perception.
So I woke up this morning like most mornings and stepped outside, smelt the air and thought – I love this life, I would not trade it for the world. I have a middle toe smaller than the rest and I love it! I have freckles on my back and they are me. Every flaw in my being is where it’s supposed to be. I can forgive anyone of anything because I am not perfect. For me each day is about constant improvement – how can I leave things better than I found them? I have a pair of eyes that allow me to see the world through lens of change and hope.
So take this away with you, you are master of your own thoughts and feelings and the world is what you make it – it’s your world – love it!