Two sides to every story

Abe Lincoln said it best.

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”

One of the cool parts about being a human is that you get to choose which side of the story you want to tell. Both to yourself and to other people around you.

I missed the bus and now I have to walk. What a bummer. This is going to take me so much longer than usual. I’m going to be late. My boss is probably going to be mad at me. How am I going to get all of my work done. My feet hurt. Today sucks.

I missed the bus and now I get to walk. What an awesome way to start my day. This will really get my metabolism going. Man it’s beautiful outside. This walk will give me a chance to organize my thoughts so I can be extra effective at work today. Today is going to be fantastic.

What you don’t get to choose are the results and consequences of the stories that you choose to tell. Those happen naturally.