The thing that’s worse than a crippled body, is a broken spirit.
The thing that’s worse than moving slowly, is staying still.
The thing that’s worse than being poor, is being a miser.
The thing that’s worse than not being given something, is being ungrateful.
The worse than suffering emotional pain, is delighting in self-pity.
The worse than having no love, is to be filled with hate.
The worse than having no happiness, is to lose dignity.
The worse than losing dignity, is to live as a coward.
As 2012 approaches, I resolute to appreciate more, be often thankful, complain less, be more helpful, give first, and don’t wait to be given. While everyone wish for a better year ahead because 2011 hasn’t been kind to some while others are just greedy to ask for even more of the good, I’m reminded that things could be worse. A lot more worse.
So happy new year. Finding joy in all the little things is what a great year make