I once confessed to a friend that I was afraid of the sentence ‘You get what you deserve’ because if I was ever unhappy or unsatisfied with what I had, then it was still what I deserved.
But what she said changed my mind.
She believed that ‘Getting what you deserve’ was very reassuring, because she always got the best in life, and it only meant that the universe was doing right by her.
Our viewpoints illustrated our general thought patterns in life… of my casual pessimism and her burgeoning optimism.
Even now, my fear has not gone away, but I’ve learnt to become a ‘cautious optimist’.
Looking back at life, even though my fear lingers in the periphery of the mind, I couldn’t be happier with what I got and what I have right now.
I’ll be forever grateful for that life lesson learnt.