At times it can seem like we’re deluged with trouble, overwhelmed with worry. It can seem like too much and you may be tempted to just go off and hide in the woods.
It’s then, as Rabbi Joe Potasnik of the New York Board of Rabbis reminds us, that we have to remember to look at the bigger picture. Sure you have a problem right now — maybe you missed the train, or got a lousy performance review, and you’re grumbling as you trudge into work for another eight-hour grind.
Now stop to think how much better your day would be if you don’t focus on the slog, on the temporary blip in your career trajectory. Remember the bigger picture: you have a job. You live in a city with a functioning transit system, or highways that aren’t in disrepair due to years of war.
You’ve got two arms on the ends of those slumping, rounded shoulders. Lift those shoulders up. You have a lot to be thankful for.