|Under the Weather|
|Hole in the Sky|
and laugh at the sky." - Gautama Siddhartha Buddha
I was thinking about the common saying, "You either laugh or cry."
I think of this phrase when I watch the news on TV or when the simple challenges of life happen - a bad cold, a flat tire, a forgotten bill - the basics. All of these challenges make me feel uncomfortable. They prod and nag and itch in my mind until I realize that I have to "get a grip", look at my automatic reaction, and do something... or not.
In many ways, these five words sum up my philosophy of life. I have choices. Even when faced with death, I can accept it with a smile or not accept it and suffer. The key and the hardest part of life sometimes is acceptance. The "when" part of the Buddha's wise observation above.