No matter how many times we wish we had the better option...hmm....we are always able to make do with what we have.
I have learnt over the years that the challenges and obstacles of which I have been faced with have not been bestowed on me because I couldn't cope.
We go through many testing times throughout our existence...some of us are faced with more than others...but these are only times which we can deal with...hmmm....only tests in which we will....eventually....pass.
It isn't easy sailing through life having nothing to worry about....and that is something most of us will never experience.
I worry if I haven't got something to worry about...hmmm.....
The responsibilities we take on during the course of our lives are often so great that it isn't uncommon for one to feel we are in it way over our heads....incapable of getting through a day.
Life is a precious gift...hmmm.....imagine how incredible it would be if there were two of us.
A parallel existence in another universe could be all the things we always wanted to be....
It could do everything we planned to do....
a) visit all the places we want to see
b) have the perfect job
c) live in a perfect house.
Even though this wouldn't be reality....but for once...just imagine....what would you want for your life in a parallel world?
Putting aside your contentment in this life...hmmm.....imagining you could choose another YOU.
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