One of my new year’s resolutions is to write a daily gratitude journal. It’s so easy to get caught up in comparing and expecting, rather than focusing on what you do have in life.
Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, mental strength trainer, and international bestselling author. In her book, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Do, she says, ‘’The goal is to swap self-pity with gratitude.’’
I have always been aware of all the normal things we take for granted like breathing, our health, cat videos and cheese. However I was shocked to find out recently that one in every 5000 people is born without an arsehole. The Imperforate anus is a birth defect, which means you can be born with a misplaced, blocked or a missing rectal opening.
One thing that is massively over-looked and always taken for granted are our arseholes. I’ve never heard anyone say. ‘’I had a terrible stomach last night, but thank god I have an arsehole.’’ Or, ‘’ I had to do a Powerpoint presentation and I was bricking it, thankfully my arsehole helped me release some of the tension.’’
How about all the times when your arsehole is the only thing saving you from a very embarrassing moment? It doesn’t need to hold it in for you. You shit on it all day. It owes you nothing.
It doesn’t end there either. We use the word arsehole to describe annoying people or someone that has been disrespectful towards us. I would say that the one thing your arse hole definitely isn’t is disrespectful. It doesn’t judge when it sees us chucking down Hob Nobs after a colossal curry or gorging on a kebab in the streets after a huge bender, even though it knows it will have to deal with the aftermath. Even then we don’t all have the decency to spend a few extra quid on Andrex Super Soft and instead we batter it with Tesco Value.
Our arseholes take on a lot and stand/sit with us through thick and thin. All I’m saying is that if you have a healthy, fully functioning anus then give it some respect and next time you are using it, give it the admiration it deserves.