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I was washing dishes not too long ago, helping out a friend who was recovering from surgery. I thought about how often I hear about different peoples’ problems that seem so challenging.

Whether it’s health, weight, relationships, work, a living situation, or finances, in the context of other peoples lives, these problems can look so much worse than what we are each dealing with. I am by no means suggesting you minimize your own challenges, yet by looking at someone else’s life, it can give you an appreciation of your own situation, even if it isn’t ideal or close to the way you would like it at this moment. While we all have our own struggles, we can appreciate the aspects of our life that are working as well as they are.

I think I’ll keep my own issues.  They are familiar and most days seem manageable. How about you? Would you trade your problems for someone elses?

Love, Health & Happiness,

Phyllis

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