We are on vacation in Southern California recently with a few of our kids and grandbabies. It’s a trip we’ve been so looking forward to since we booked it months ago, and so far we are having a great time!
But knowing that our experience is going to be 50% good and 50% bad, helps me keep a good perspective and roll through the bumps with much more calm.
In life, so many of us have the expectation that we should just be happy all of the time. That if we can just choose the right thoughts, things should always be perfect.
We should always be madly in love with our spouse, we should always be having fun and feeling amazing. But here’s the truth, in order to experience the full scope of human emotion, life is supposed to be 50/50.
Consider this, if we spent 100% of our lives in positive emotion, everyone would be happy, thin, lottery winners… and we wouldn’t even know we were happy.
There would be no contrast.