Monday, June 20, 2011

is your glass half-full?

"Retreat? Like hell! We're just advancing in another direction"- Oliver Prince Smith

i'm a firm believer that no matter what life throws at you, the way you handle it is simply a matter of having the right perspective. 
recently, adam and i have had to make quite a few decisions about our family, our lives & our future. when this stuff comes up, we try and help each other keep a decent outlook on the situation and we have a little story that helps us do that.
(this may not be the word for word story so please, a little latitude)
back when the chappelle show was in its prime, the star comedian dave chappelle went awol. everyone remember?
he went on a retreat to africa and at one point, he spoke to a local man about his lack of creative control on his show, the sudden influx of fame & money and all of the issues in his life that caused him to pack up and head across the atlantic ocean. the man listened and after he was finished, the man said "dave, i just want you to know something. I ate a dog for breakfast"

so while making enormous decisions that impact our family and the rest of our lives are hardly a barrel of laughs, at least i have adam to look at me and say "honey, at least you didn't eat a dog for breakfast"

like i said, it's all a matter of perspective. 

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