Why not me?
Written by Otto Tendayi Mponda
I have always been that kind of person to whom if anything bad happened in my life, I would ask myself 'Why me?'
But then eventually, an inner voice in my soul would come back to me and ask 'Why not me?'
This is when l would reassess the situation and try to find positives from the negative.
Today if anything bad happens to me,
l'm not troubled much as l always try to find a good reason as to why it might have happened the way it did.
I say, "thank heavens it happened to me and not my young brother or young sister".
Because if it had happened to them and not me, l don't think I would have managed to see them suffer like this.
However, when bad things come their own way,
I'm always there to comfort and reassure them that everything will be okay.
Simply because l'm now too experienced at bad luck, such that l use my bad experiences to better the lives of loved ones around me.
So next time if you happen to hear yourself saying "Why me?" when something bad has happened to you, be quick to ask yourself "Why not me?"
This makes life worth living without the need to cry over spilt milk,
considering the goodness that can come out of every situation that life may throw at you.