Sometimes we need a little comparison to refine our poor attitude. For example, I recently find myself wishing I didn’t have a boring two hour flight. It’s too long. What will I do for two hours?
The kind woman beside me begins to tell me about her travel plans for the day. After this two hour flight, she’ll enjoy 14 more hours of plane rides on her way to Kenya. Then she’ll journey another 4 hours to her town. Her eyes sparkle with the joy of seeing family again. She’s thankful for modern travel possibilities. Nothing seems to discourage her or bore her about her travel day that will extend well into the night and till the morning. She’s on a grand adventure as she tells me what’s next on her flight on Ethiopian Airlines.
And my day felt profoundly easy.