You Won The Lottery!
We all have bad days. One thought that will put it in perspective is that you are likely a 1% earner by world income standards. According to recent reports, just $32,400 per year is enough to put someone into the top 1% category worldwide. Throw in air conditioning, modern medicine, the Internet, food, and other luxuries, and we are living far beyond the 1% in mankind's historical context.
So when you have having a rough day, just remember that you won the lottery.
In addition to the Friday Happiness Post and Thriving Attorney, Darin M. Klemchuk is founder of Klemchuk LLP, a litigation, intellectual property, and transactional law firm located in Dallas, Texas. He also co-founded Project K, a charity devoted to changing the world one random act of kindness at a time. Click to read more about Darin Klemchuk's practice as an intellectual property lawyer.