Periodically when I am feeling down about my life or my circumstances I need a reminder that things are not so bad as well as I have a lot to be grateful for.
Luckily, the universe is regularly ready to show myself and others that things can be a lot worse.
The other day, for instance, I was doing homework as well as mentally complaining to myself about what an uncomfortable situation I was in. I felt truly overloaded as well as just wanted to relax for the evening, and just as I was lamenting my own victimhood because of my master’s program, the power suddenly flickered. Our electricity went off as well as back on before it ultimately disappeared. Without the electricity, I lost my ability to do my homework as well as all of the lights in the apartmentâ€¦ Unluckyly, this also meant that I lost all indoor air conditions control measures. Our AC machine stopped working, our control machine was completely blank, as well as there were not even fans available to circulate the tepid as well as humid air inside of the apartment. All of a sudden, I was surrounded by stagnant as well as muggy indoor air. I struggled through a few hours trying to stay comfortable without the air conditioner. I lit a few candles so that I could navigate the space. However, I realized that those tiny flames were contributing to the uncomfortable indoor air issue.That’s when I finally provided up as well as just laid perfectly still in the balmy air – accepting my covered in sweat fate for the rest of the stagnant evening. That’s when I realized, things could regularly be a lot worse… I could have no air conditioner or electrical conveniences. Just then, the power as well as AC machine roared back to life.