We all get caught up in our own lives don't we? When something bad happens we get sad/upset/hurt/angry and sometimes we allow ourselves to wallow in that pain/anger etc. Sometimes we allow ourselves to think that it's the worst thing ever etc. I'm no exception to this rule, I get caught up in the silliest of things, I get all sad and hurt....then something intense happens, like the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and reality slaps me upside the head. My problems seem so small because I can not even begin to fathom what the people of Japan are going through right now and will continue to go threw for years to come. I try to remember to think outside of myself and my life events and remember that worse things are happening to others. While I still believe my feelings are valid when I'm upset etc, thinking about other's situations allows me to keep some perspective in my life.
Just thought I'd share.