Are you making your own sandwich?

When the lunch whistle blew, all the workers would sit down together to eat. And every day, Sam would open his lunch pail and start to complain. “Son of a gun!” He’d cry, “Not peanut butter and jelly sandwiches again. I hate peanut butter and jelly!” He whined about his peanut butter and jelly sandwiches day after day after day until one of the guys on the work crew finally said, “Fer crissakes, Sam, if you hate peanut butter and jelly so much, why don’t you just tell yer ol’ lady to make you something different?”

“What do you mean my ol’ lady?” Sam replied. “I am not married. I make my own sandwiches.”

– From the book “The Way of the Peaceful Warrior” by Dan Millman, (1984)

Life gives us a lot of ingredients. We pick what we want to eat focus on every day.

Are you making your own sandwich with negative emotions and helplessness feelings?

There are times in our life when we don’t even realise that we are choosing to focus on negative stuff when there are so many positive things going around.

When you start getting annoyed by some things try to notice the good things around you. See if they can cheer you up! This is no “Pollyanna” type thinking. You look around and notice the actual genuine positive things. You choose to focus on positive instead of negative and make your own sandwich.

The way you like it!


7 responses to “Are you making your own sandwich?”

  1. Yep Excellent Advice
    Vrunda If We Don’t Like
    Our Life Sandwich Try
    A New Kinda LoVE Slice🙌☺️

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    1. Yesss!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Hope you are doing well Katie and Frederick. Have a great day ahead!! 💖

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Thanks So Much
        Vrunda Hope All
        You Love Are Okay
        In the Current


        My FRiEnD☺️🙌🤗

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      2. Yes.. we are fine.. but the situation is very scary here.. I hope this pandemic ends soon

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      3. 🙏Yes Dear
        Will Keep
        You All
        In my Prayers🤗

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      4. Thank you! You’re so kind! 🥺❤️

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