I forgot to mention yesterday that I viewed an incredibly inspiring video documenting a young man by the name of Christopher Aiff who, because of numerous tumours throughout his body, has been advised that he has between 6 months and 2 years left to live. He is 21 years old. If you have a spare 10 minutes I would urge you to watch it. This passage from Christopher really resonated with me:
The decision to be positive is not one that disregards or belittles sadness that exists. It is rather a conscious choice to focus on the good and to cultivate happiness – genuine happiness. Happiness is not a limited resource. When we devote our energy and time to trivial matters and choose to stress over things that ultimately are insignificant, from that point we perpetuate our own sadness and lose sight of the things that really make us happy and rationalize our way out of doing amazing things.