This post is written in conjunction with the 30 Days of Writing, a blog challenge devised by Nicky and Mike at “We Work For Cheese.” I’ll be participating throughout the month of June. If interested, you can see my post with the details of the challenge.
Please note that some of these posts will be serious, some will be normal, and some will be an attempt at humor.
If you think of the grand look of this world and existence, a life is a little more than a speck.
Through this life everybody makes many decisions. Some good. Some bad. But every action has a reaction. Again, it can be good or bad.
Life also has moments.
Not to be repetitive, but some are good and some are bad.
Graduations. Births of children. Marriage. Trips. Jobs. These are all moments. Some can be small — a championship in an adult sports league. Some can be large — your first car.
But these moments can help shape you and make you look at life in different ways.
In my current situation — unemployment that is — I’ve learned to live like there’s no tomorrow. Well, maybe not fully, but to an extent. It’s not hard to do this when the basis of life is job applications, interviews and anything else to go with the job hunt.
But — it makes you look at things differently. It really does.
It makes you look at your surroundings closer. It makes you enjoy small things more. It makes you react to things different.
I can’t say I’ve fully changed. In fact, this situation has made me a bit more jaded in some aspects. But in others, I’m different. I’m starting to see it that way, too.
Allow me this one quick story. I’m on a pretty competitive softball team. We have fun, but we play to win. However, we’re usually fine after a loss. For some reason, it’s been tense lately. I’ve been part of that group, too. Well, until recently.
See, a few games ago, one of our outfielders dropped a routine fly ball. It happens. But, people get irritated. In the big scheme of things, however, who cares?
As he came in when the inning ended, he smiled and says to me “I was all ready to throw the ball home and get the guy running. Then I remembered I had to catch the ball first.”
How can’t you laugh?
It’s puts it into perspective.
There are many people who can’t go out, run around and compete and do what we do. To be able to do that, I am thankful.
There are people who are sick around the world. There are wars and terrorists. People disappear each day and there are murders. Life isn’t easy and it isn’t always safe.Places throughout the world live in poverty, don’t have modern technology or have problems living day to day.
So how my life is going is miniscule, compared to what others have to deal with.
It sometimes takes major happenings to look at things differently. My major happening has been what I have been dealing with in the job world.
I know, eventually, when I get back into the work force and am back to the grind, I may switch up my looking at the world. But I’m hoping that this time will give me that bump to realize that life is short and sometimes you just need to smile, even when things might not be the better.
With the way things are, you never know if there will be a tomorrow.
So live it that way. Or at least try.
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