The underlying but rarely stated theme of this forum is death; our own.
I'm usually a positive person but, occasionally, like most of us I do get down. When this happens I dig out two very positive and very true (in my opinion) viewpoints I'd like to share. They are:
How Golf Taught Me to Deal with Cancer
...... Why am I not depressed? What I've come up with is golf. My freedom from self-pity, rage and a host of other unhappy reactions to this devastating development is owed to a principle learned through years of bad shots, bad bounces and bad lies. Namely, wasting your energy fuming against what is already done is counterproductive. Focusing only on the things you can control, like the next shot, is always the best approach. Lee Sapira - Golf Digest, May 2010
The Problem with Denying our Mortality is that we don't Give Time its Real Value
...... I testify from experience that acknowledging your own mortality may help you live not only a more meaningful and satisfying life, but a longer life. When you live as if every day were your last day, something magical happens. You realize that what really matters is not the actual but the perceived span of your life. Life is counted not in days, but in meaning. And meaning brings joy to the soul, which in turn brings health to the body. Florence Ferreira, Coping Magazine, February 2010
Be well, Mitch