things would be so much easier for you.’
Louis D. Brandeis
I often describe life as a rollercoaster, and many people describe my life as a rollercoaster ride. On some days it’s the fastest, windiest, loopiest, highest and longest rollercoaster. In between the rides are calm days, duller days, quiet time. Stillness. Sometimes on the calm and quiet days, bombs and rockets appear. Wouldn’t it be fabulous if every day was a happy day, with sunshine and calm? We live in a world where we can choose reality as a great teacher. The painful, hard and dark times can mould us into our very best versions. We can be certain that this world will not go out of its way to making us happy.
I spent a lot of my time in the past comparing myself to others. I didn’t think it was fair that my neighbours had nicer things, better holidays, and greater opportunities. I am now embarrassed to say it, but for a prolonged time in my life I felt hard done by. My attitude began to change as I got further into my teaching career. My students were and are great teachers. Although many of them have complex special needs, they wear a genuine smile everyday and see the good things in life. I can honestly say that my students completely changed my mindset.
Of course, life can be tough, but it is how we deal with difficult situations is what really matters.