Completely unfair I know, to chose a video game legend as a basis of comparison. It has been a long week however, my self esteem could use a boost, hence the opponent of questionable strength.
I'm still a little sceptical, that I'll come out on top, but I'm game for the challenge... so lets compare.
MARIO: He walks, runs, climbs, rides a yoshi, swims, spins down drainpipes. All cool moves to get him where he needs to go.
ME: I walk, run, climb as required, swim if necessary, I also drive...that means I can get there faster and less dizzy. I win.
MARIO: He has the amazing ability to change size. He can go from small to big to large and back again.
ME: I have the same amazing ability, however I do not need to consume magic mushrooms or get stomped on by turtles to make it happen. I win.
MARIO: He has Luigi. Luigi follows him around, helps out occasionally, eats his mushrooms and lets Mario be the hero.
ME: I have Michael. Michael follows my around, eats mushrooms if I cook them and lets me be the hero. He also does laundry and pays half the bills. I win.
MARIO: He faces seemingly insurmountable challenges in varying worlds
ME: I conquer seemingly insurmountable challenges in varying worlds but I get paid to do it. I win.
MARIO: He gets to go back to the beginning and try again when he screws up.
ME: I have to travel back the way I came, through the mess left in my wake to get back to the beginning where I will try again. Mario only gets 3 tries. I can keep going back until I get it right. I win.
MARIO: He can entertain my husband and children for hours.
ME: I can entertain my husband and children for hours. I can also drive them to the mall, wash their clothes and cook them food. I win.
Spend some moment everyday in reflection of gratitude and happiness. Even if the time found is standing in line for coffee...use is wisely.
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