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Monday, January 7, 2013

The attitudes we choose

 I recently went through eye surgery (both eyes) once to have retinas reattached, and then just last month to have the lenses in my eyes replaced. I now have better vision than I have ever had in my life, and initially I was almost overcome to experience really excellent vision for the first time....

"Happiness is a Choice" ("raeart", 2010) Used by permission
But it took only a couple of weeks for me to start noticing areas of imperfection with my new perfect vision, and I actually caught myself grumbling about signs I couldn't read that were so far away I would not have seen the signs at all a few weeks ago!

The bottom line, it seems to me, is that all of life's joys and set-backs are relative. It is the attitudes we choose that determine our quality of life, not the particulars of our joys or sorrows.


Rae, D. "raeart". (Artist). (2010). Happiness is a choice. [Print].
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