This Maxim is one of the ones that many of us, myself included, have problems with from time to time. It is very easy to be dis-satisfied with our possessions and even our situations. However, we are called upon by the Gods to look at things in as positive a light as we can. There is an old adage that I try to remember when I am bemoaning what life has given me – ‘I was sad that I had no shoes until I met a man with no feet’. Even in the worst of times and situations there is always something positive that can come out of it.
As I write this, my country is having to deal with the aftermath of a senseless attack in a cinema, and I cannot say that the families do not have the right to being hurt, angry and confused by it. But I can say that we should be happy that the person who did it has been caught and will be facing the legal system. We should come together in a chorus of support for the people affected, and we should be happy that we can do so freely. If regulations would permit me to do so, I would be attempting to do more, but I have to be happy knowing that my prayers are what I can give….