"Mormor", my mother's late mother, used to tell us grandchildren how "we will never be given more than we can handle and that there is always someone worse off than you?"
She emphasised the point by saying that if a whole town full of people packed up all their worries, each put them in to a bag; then went to the town square to put them down and were given the opportunity to pick up someone else's bag before leaving, then every single person would land up picking up their own bag again and quietly going home.
I was reminded of this after the bombing of the Boston Marathon last week and then the explosion at the fertiliser plant in Texas just days later.
In contrast I'll quite happily deal with our crime rate, the rising costs of living, the bus strike, Pikitup go-slow, constant petrol increases and looming E-toll.
It's so easy to get bogged down in our daily dramas. So I'm personally making a renewed effort to be a little less pessimistic rather than worrying if the glass is half full or half empty. I am going to consider that if it's half empty it just means there more room for me to top it up with a good Shiraz.
Cheers everyone, may you all have an incredible week. Stay safe
I am away for a couple of days on a girlie road trip, so do not fret if you don't see me around.
Lots of Love