You've all heard the expression about hindsight being 20/20. That usually refers to something that you should (or shouldn't) have done. Our old friends shoulda, coulda, woulda, and if only gather around, often making us look back with regret.
Here's a way that hindsight can make us feel better instead of longing for a do-over.
For example, you're having a bad day, the boss yelled at you, someone ate your chicken sandwich and you just lost your last dollar in the vending machine. Or, your sitter called at the last minute to cancel because she has the flu and she sat for your kids yesterday.
Whatever the situation, you will get through it. Why? Because you always do, and when you look back on the incidents or issues that caused such distress at the time, you see two things. First, you are here. You got through it. And second, it was not nearly as bad as it seemed, or maybe not as bad as it could have been.
Hindsight can provide a little insight into how your next jog in the road will turn out.
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