Prompt: “Perspective is Everything” video
Migraines are ravaging beasts that take so much away from us. As a result, our perspective is essential to the quality of our life. If we focus only on what we lose, then we fail to recognise the blessings that we have.
As a result, when my perspective becomes distorted, I reflect on the following quote to balance my thinking: “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you deal with it.” – Anonymous
Below is a poem I wrote that exaggerates how distorted our thinking can become.
How did I get on pessimist lane,
Where the sky is too blue,
And the flowers won’t wane?
Wait how do you know my name?
Why am I here on this melancholy path,
Where the birds chirp too loud,
And I can’t feel a draft?
No, I don’t remember the time when we laughed!
How did I get on this ugly street,
Where people smile too much,
And the yards are too neat?
What do you mean we danced to a beat?
Why am I in this dreadful place,
Where the trees are too shady,
And the butterflies race?
Yes I’m she.
But you’re too nice to be friends with me.
P.S. Today’s prompt, as stated above, is a video about perspective. I started to watch it but, 2 to 3 minutes in, the speaker used profanity so I stopped watching and decided not to share it on my blog. As a result, this post was based on where I felt the speaker was going.
For more information on this blog challenge (hosted by the American Headache & Migraine Association (AHMA)), and/or to participate see more at: MHAM Blog Challenge 2014 .