I am now onto day 5 of not enough sleep – urghh!- but this current bout of insomnia has got me thinking about contrast.
You see there’s all this stuff in life that we don’t want to experience (not sleeping well being one of them), but if we lived in a world where everything was wonderful and perfect all the time, how would we really appreciate any of it?
I’ve heard it explained this way – Imagine life as a big buffet which only served your very favourite foods. To start with, this idea sounds great doesn’t it? But, imagine that is all you ever get to eat, day in and day out for your entire life. I think I’d probably get fed up and would stop appreciating all the things I love to eat pretty quickly.
So, that’s where contrast comes in. Contrast is a buffet serving all the foods you can think of, including the ones you really, really hate and don’t want to eat at all! When you get a plateful of the yucky food there’s no doubt that it’s horrible, but it makes the food you love so much better when you finally get to taste it again.
And that is why today I am appreciating the contrast. I appreciate the exhaustion and inability to think straight, as I know that once I get a good night’s sleep and my energy returns, I’m going to feel so very happy and grateful.
Likewise with the weather today. This morning I awoke to beautiful bright sunshine, but by lunch time a mackerel sky had appeared. And as the saying goes, “Mackerel sky, not twenty-four hours dry” – just looked that up on Google! 😉
But, I’m coming round to the idea that the stormy weather in life, only makes the clear blue skies that much brighter!
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Day 338, Reason 338: Today I am extremely grateful to be learning to appreciate the contrast in life.
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