I want to start by saying that this post is going to be a bit of a rant. I am very passionate about living life, and people taking ownership of their own life and keeping their life in perspective are 2 aspects of living I think people miss. If you don’t want to listen to my opinion – you can click here.

There are certain people in the world, when you ask them how they are, they say “I’m just OK” or “I am tired” or something else other than “I am just doing absolutely amazing”. And it bugs the holy hell out of me.

stand-up-to-cancer-tnNo one will argue that life is tough. That is a given. But who are you to say that what you are going through is tougher than someone else. Yes – you may feel it is rough and tough, but somewhere out in the world, there is someone going through worst that you can ever imagine. So you complaining, when you are alive and well – that is a bit selfish, don’t you think?

Case in point: Health. There are a lot of people out there that have health issues. I get that. Most of them I see are preventable, fixable, reversible, or have a valid solution to resolve. Then there are things like battling cancer. Something that there isn’t a fix for, there are ways to “hopefully” rid the body of issue, but you never know when or if it will come back. That is a problem. Yet find me someone who has cancer that pulls the victim card like you are with your little health issues. I think you will be hard press to find one. That is why they say someone is “battling” cancer. They fight. Because they have to. Because they honestly don’t know if this will be the last time the can walk outside, turn their face to the sun and feel the warmth. You have that ability. You have the chance to remedy your issue, because it isn’t as bad as you are making it out to be, yet you think that the world owes you the sympathy of the struggles you are going through.

Are you kidding me?!

Put what you are doing and what you are going through into perspective. Yes, I understand that what you are doing through is difficult, and painful, and puts a strain on your job, your family and maybe it is serious enough to warrant a little sympathy. But go visit a hospital and see those people who are literally battling, fighting, hanging on to every single day they have – not because they way the sympathy – but because they need to just to live another day.

Now that I got that out – let me take a step down off of my soap box and put it in plain english for you: Keep your life in perspective. Yes, life is beautiful struggle for everyone. But make sure you keep your spirits high, and know that there are people going through things that you don’t even want to think about. You are blessed.

To Your Health,

~Z