"Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world."
- Helen Keller
We all do it from time to time. I've been feeling very sorry for myself for the past three days as I am suffering with a flu bug, and I'm on my own...Mr Ayak having left for Istanbul to work until March. You know what it's like? You're feeling very ill and there's no-one around to sympathise, to make you hot soup, to tuck you up in bed. So the self-pity sets in...the poor me syndrome.
There's a sure way to put a stop to it. Just look around you...look at the news to see how people in this world are REALLY suffering...it puts the flu bug firmly into perspective.
Maggie May, one of my followers, and someone who's blog I really enjoy, was diagnosed with cancer yesterday...and the news hit me in the face with a jolt. She really has something to feel sorry about, but I'm getting the impression that she has a strong fighting spirit which will see her through this difficult time.
My thoughts and love are with her today...and not with myself...some things are far more important than wallowing in self-pity.