May 7 Quote of the Day

I know the world isn’t fair, but why isn’t it ever unfair in my favor?
Bill Watterson

 

I’ve told my granddaughter a hundred times that life isn’t fair.  Every time the neighbor girl gets a new bike and she doesn’t, life isn’t fair.  Get used to it.  When the Little Guy gets to stay up late and she doesn’t, life isn’t fair.  Get used to it.  It occurs to me I might be teaching her to have a negative outlook on life.  If you really stop to look at it, life has been unfair in her favor.  She had a new bike several months before the neighbor girl.  The Little Guy has been running a fever all day.  He needs to stay up and be rocked by Grandma.  She’s been perfectly healthy, playing outside all day with friends and dancing to her new favorite music.  All that activity has made her tired and in need of rest.  The fact is that life isn’t always fair but, if we stop to look, life has been unfair in our favor a lot.  We just need to adjust our focus.

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