Today I was eating lunch in our university’s restaurant. I heard two staff persons talking (in Finnish of course).

A: (with a little miserable voice) Tomorrow we are gonna be here all alone, just the two of us. It’s gonna be tough.
B: (with very energetic voice) Yeah, it will be, but when we remember to smile it won’t feel so heavy.

When I heard that, I smiled. That’s an attitude with which you can handle hard situations. It’s not always so easy. Actually it’s very difficult, but it doesn’t mean it would have to be impossible. Everyone can do that, I’m sure. It just may need a little bit of effort. And when you manage to do it, it’s rewarding to both yourself and your surroundings. Little things can make the difference. Or don’t you agree?

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