Yesterday I went to my friend’s place for dinner.
I don’t have the habit of visiting my friends at their homes, so this was the first time that I went to her place , and that too only because her mother insisted.
There I saw her grandfather sitting in his wheelchair, smiling.
How difficult it must be for him now confined to his wheelchair. He is a retired army officer and must have been so fit and full of life during his youth.
The dinner was excellent. Before leaving, I went to him and asked him if it was difficult to be confined to a wheelchair.
He smiled , “I’m not confined to my wheelchair . On the contrary, am liberated by it. If it wasn’t for my wheelchair, I would be bound to my bed and never be able to leave my room .”
I was surprised. It gave me a lot to ponder over.
He could have been bitter about it.
He could have criticized or held negative thoughts regarding how his life has turned out to be but instead he CHOSE to think positive.
Thats when I realised, that having a positive perspective can make all the difference.
I decided to see good in everything. I have understood that I have the ability to make my life happier by choosing to keep my perspective positive.
Our thought process has a major role in deciding our feelings at any given point. Do you agree?