Attitude.

Something that I notice keeps cropping up time and time again is the issue of attitude. Of late numerous people have pointed out that I have an overly optimistic attitude. Now the way that I see it is attitude is everything. I was discussing the fact that I was on a ship that almost sank in Antarctica, the Mombassa bombing and left behind in the Panama canal. With the latter I had to pay someone to drive a speed boat full speed to catch up and I then had to jump from the speed boat to the ship. This is one of those things I do not suggest that anyone tries at home. Especially when you are on open sea with a swell.

So after all this I thought I would return to England for a quiet life. In that time I was caught in a swarm of 20,000 bees whilst riding a mountain bike. Surprisingly I was not stung. It could have been fatal. So with such random events, some of which you have read about in my journals, well I was surprised when someone said I was unlucky. My response was actually no you are wrong. I am lucky. I have survived them all and have come out with a pretty fabulous tale. So what I am saying is that I could possibly wonder why things happen to me. For example I was cycling to a temp job and found a dead whale washed up on the beach. I had to get the council to remove it and was late for work. For that I got a warning. What was I supposed to do. Then there was the time a train was delayed for three hours because there was a swan on the track. The rail had to get a specially trained swan catcher to catch the said swan before trains could move again. Lucky? Unlucky? I say lucky I didn’t get to work until later. So there we are attitude in my opinion is everything. Of course there are times when I think why me? Then when I look back most of the times they were valuable experiences. So in summary you always have a choice how to look and how to react. You make that choice and if it was me I would probably laugh and get on with it. If it was really bad like when I had to ship a body home because a person died of a heart attack in Cuzco near macchu picchu. Since I was connected to the cruise ship I just dealt with it. What could I do? Still I got on with it and moved on.

I hope that whoever reads this can find some inspiration in my thoughts… I look forward to hearing any comments whether you agree or disagree. Thank you.

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