The Unmarked Road

Life On The Other Side Of Mental Illness

How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

I read something today and wanted share it with you all as its something I strongly believe, and this is just THE perfect metaphor!

She Tells Her Grandma That She’s Just Been Cheated On So Grandma Tells Her To Do This

The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can’t go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

I come across many people, bitter people who count other people’s blessings instead of their own and drown in envy. People who blame their circumstances for a crappy life even though these are usually the ones who have their health, family, food and shelter.

I also meet many grateful, happy and positive people. People who have lived through real adversity and hardship. Some who have nothing in comparison to others but are grateful for the love and joy in everyday life.

So which are you?

Your circumstances don’t determine what your life looks like, but how you react to them does.


  1. Sup Dani how have u been! That is a good point even though we suffer with illnesses and stressful environments we still forget we have food, shelter and family who can help us.

    • Dani

      February 14, 2016 at 9:06 am

      Hi Dan! I’ve been well thank you, and you? Thank you for the lovely comment 🙂 It’s easy to forget how fortunate we are sometimes, just by having the small things. Hope you are well!

      • Your welcome Dani. Well I can say I’ve done great with my Diabetes. Really got things under control and found the right diet. I’ve been doing a little writing but trying to give myself a break. I wrote 2 books in January. It was a lot. Hope you are well too!

        • Dani

          February 16, 2016 at 3:00 pm

          That’s great news Dan! You really do sound well, lovely to hear 🙂 I am well too thank you! Just plodding on hehe

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