Today’s post contains my thoughts about the Five Minute Friday link-up prompt, thirteen.
The number thirteen conveys so many different things.
The first aspect of thirteen is that it is the “unlucky” number. People feel so strongly about this that it has created many superstitions, even causing many tall buildings to not even have a thirteenth floor.
Although I don’t consider myself to be superstitious, I often naturally tend to see things in a negative light.
But thirteen has a better meaning; one on which I’d much rather place my focus.
The baker’s dozen.
What can be better than going to purchase your favorite home-baked donuts or fresh bagels and being offered a thirteenth, free baked good?
Instead of focusing on something negative or bad, I’d rather focus on the good, and even special things in life.
I need to remind myself daily to choose gratitude and to see things from a larger perspective, rather than dwell on what seems negative or difficult in the moment.
Besides, even difficulties can cause us to grow if we allow them, and I believe there can be purpose even in our pain.
It’s a matter of perspective.
So next time I see the number thirteen, rather than going down the path of negativity, I choose to focus on the good; the free gifts that life has to offer me.
It may not be easy or come naturally, but we can choose gratitude and a positive perspective.
This is the life I wish to cultivate.
Won’t you join me?