There are many times when you’re stuck in a rut and the walls around you seem so high and there’s no ladder handy to help you get out. But –
Without appearing to be annoyingly cheerful, Eric Idle knew exactly what to say: “Always look on the bright side of life”.
I had to perform a task that I felt to be useless and a waste of time. I couldn’t see the point and I would have much rather done something much more productive, but the alternative I had offered had been rejected, and that was that.
So I put on a brave face and made the best of it. And, do you know what? – it wasn’t that bad. There is always something worth-while in whatever you do, however trivial and annoying, if you look hard for it. I could’ve just swiped it with a tar-brush and dispatched it as no-go, but instead I made an effort and tried hard to see something good in it.
And I did! I learned a good lesson. It was presented me in a way that I wouldn’t have thought of, had I been in a different situation. It would have passed me by, and I would have missed its benefits. As it was, I now have another perspective to contemplate, which I hope will contribute to the rich tapestry of life and make me a better person!