Focus on the good things

I went out with one of my best friend few days ago (not the one with the sick mom). And as usual, we try to catch up on each other's story about what's going on with us and with our other friends. And we usually share a rather similar stories because we both are in financial difficulties right now. And we usually end up reminding each other to never give up or lose hope, and to try to look at the brighter side of things.

Anyway, one story led to another, she mentioned about a friend of a friend's story. She told me about these two persons who have been going out for years before they finally tied the knot. The husband is rich, so they have no financial problem whatsoever. They have good business, nice house, and the wife is pregnant right now. Nice, right? Well ... not so much. Because the husband is cheating on the wife. None of their friends dare to tell her because she's pregnant. (I certainly think that it's none of their business anyway)

So me and my best friend just sat there and talked a little about it. Don't get me wrong, we did not discuss about the cheating husband or the wife anymore. We only talked about the fact that everyone had his/her own problems. We might not have the money we wish we have right now, but we have husbands who we can trust completely. And I think that is much much better than having lots of money but a cheating husband.

We must constantly look for the good things in life, the brighter side of everything. It's hard and sometimes tiring. But that's life. There are ups and downs, happiness and sadness, times to laugh and times to cry. At the end of the day, we just have to take a deep breath, be thankful that we can still get through today, and hope that we will have a brighter tomorrow.


  1. So true. I'm fortunate enough to have a husband who adores me. When it looks like the world is crumbling around me, I can always turn to him to help me back up. We understand each others needs better than anyone else.

    Darn it! I'm tearing up thinking about it.

  2. Words of wisdom. Money comes in handy but inner happiness, trust, health, and love are priceless. We all experience difficult times but, in time, they pass and life goes on. At the end of each day, you can go to bed knowing that you are loved by your dear husband, children, friends, and cyber-friends. That in itself can help lift any heavy burden. I'm sorry to hear about your friend's cheating husband. It takes all kinds of people to make the world go 'round unfortunately she found herself one that is untrustworthy. I hope he sees the light someday and realizes just how lucky he is to have such a loving wife. We can only hope!
    My wish for you is happiness and a contented heart! Have a wonderful evening my friend and an even brighter tomorrow!
    Bless you and yours ~ always!

  3. Be thankful of what we have, thanks for the reminder. Often times, we need to be reminded of the good things we have in our life. It's easy to envy others, I do that too sometimes. But you're right, life is like walking on the wheel, there is up and down to it. We'll get through this tough time for sure.