The speaker in this video, Gilbert Tuhabonye, absolutely made me dissolve into tears. He has experienced unspeakable tragedy (I'll let you watch the video...it's more impactful) and yet, he moved into a place of not only acceptance but joy about life. I have been using his story as my barometer these days when I am frustrated and angry or feeling betrayed and hurt.
That is not to say that I diminish my own feelings, I believe that they are valid and I'm feeling them for a reason, it's just that Gilbert's journey helps me to respond differently to my feelings -- to say, ok, I'm really hurting, and that's ok, is there a way that I can turn this around and make it positive -- where can I find the joy?
And yes, I still stomp around, and complain (and, uh...give a bad driver 'the finger'...because I might have done that yesterday...) but, Gilbert is my 'check and balance' -- and for that message I am truly grateful.