Sunday, March 11, 2007

perspectives

relax. the spa people told me.

i was having an aromatherapy massage at my favorite spa. and my body was not cooperating. i guess my psyche is still in full battle gear. i had a rough day at work and feeling a little desperate and wanted to relax and slow down via a massage. it was kinda frustrating trying to do something so easy yet so elusive. ahh why can't my muscles just relax?! how one feels and how one sees things in their life is sometimes all a matter of one's perspective.

here's a story about "Perspectives" i received on e-mail. I thought this was pretty nice. always seeing the good side does pay off.

One day a father and his rich family took his young son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose to show him how poor people can be. They spent a day and a night in the farm of a very poor family. When they got back from their trip the father asked his son, "How was the trip? "Very good, Dad!"
"Did you see how poor people can be?" the father asked.
"Yeah!" "And what did you learn?"
The son answered, "I saw that we have a dog at home, and they have four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of the garden, they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lamps in the garden, they have the stars. Our patio reaches to the front yard, they have a whole horizon.When the little boy was finishing, his father was speechless.His son added, "Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we are!"

Isn't it true that it all depends on the way you look at things? If you have love, friends, family, health, good humor and a positive attitude toward life, you've got everything!You can't buy any of these things. You can have all the material possessions you can imagine, provisions for the future, etc., but if you are poor of spirit, you have nothing! Author Unknown

as for me, i have to loosen up. all work and no play makes me a dull girl=( better luck on my next visit to the spa.

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