I got rear ended

I was driving down the Las Vegas strip right in front of the Wynn Hotel.

It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon with the sun shining.

<THUMP!>

The lady who hit me said she was looking at a Corvette.

No one was injured.

And minor damage to both cars.

“Fuck!” 

I said out loud three times while tapping my steering wheel with my fist.

I took a deep breath.

And said out loud;

“It could be worse”

“It could be worse”

“It could be worse”

The stress instantly melted away.

I use those four words when life hands me shit sammiches.

In 2011, someone broke into my house (while I was sleeping) and stole my car, a bunch of DVDs (‘member those things?), videos games, a box of popsicles, and a bottle of wine with 4-5 oz left that was six months old.

It was terrifying.

And I struggled sleeping for months.

I reminded myself that it could have been A LOT worse.

So next time something doesn’t go your way.

Remember those four words.

I bet you’ll be pleasantly surprised how fast your perception shifts.

Learn to control your emotions, or they’ll control you.

 

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