There was a man who on waking up would pick up a coin lying by his bedside and toss it… if it was heads he would be happy and if it was tails he would be sad and disheartened. He would do this daily and plan his day based on the toss of the coin. His whole life, behaviour depended on the toss.
The days he saw heads would go peacefully and he would go around smiling, joking and was even extra generous to his family and friends and the day he saw tails he would be sad, grumpy and short tempered and he would come home in a bad mood.
One day his friend asked him why his behaviour kept changing, he replied “ It is all the toss of a coin” His friend failed to understand it as asked him- “toss of a coin”. He then took out a coin and showed it to his friend and then asked him to toss it . His friend tossed the coin and when he picked it up he saw tails. The man then laughed at his friend and said – see this will tell and shape how your day goes… for me this coin is the compass of my moods. If I see heads my day goes well and if I see tails it goes bad..
Most of us go through the same and we feel that if our day goes well its because we knew if was going to be a good day but it it goes bad then we blame everyone around us – our family, our children, bosses and even God.
What we fail to see is that in the process we lose the meaning of good and bad and start seeing bad in good and good in bad. Life is not about being a good or bad day or life it is all about how we see it, perceieve it and have the ability to change a bad day to a good day…its all in our hands buit instead of doing that we tend to change a good day into a bad day by overthinking and stop seeing the good in the bad and bad in the good.
When you are not sure, flip a coin because while the coin is in the air, you realize which one you are actually hoping for.