I believe that in everyday life you should always try to have fun. I can remember fishing with my dad when I was eight-years-old out at Lake Martin, Alabama. My dad would sip on his Natural Light beer and tell me all of his fishing stories from his childhood. We would stay out on the deck for hours, until one of us got hungry. Brim was the fish that we were after and my dad had caught the majority of the fish that day. As the sun was lowering on the horizon, I was ready to give up hope that I was going to catch another fish. Finally, I caught a nice six inch, dark colored brim, but the celebration did not last long. The fish got off the line, flopped around the deck and eventually made its way back into the murky waters. For an instant I was upset, but then found the humor in the whole situation, unlike my dad. I told him, “We’re just having fun, Dad. There’s no need to get upset.” Of course, my dad did not listen and it took him until dinner to finally calm down. We caught enough fish that day to cook for dinner, so there was no reason in him getting that upset over one six inch fish. It was at this point in my life that I realized there is no need in getting upset over little things, and that you should always try to have fun. Making the best out of a bad situation can be enjoyable, as long as you don’t let the bad get the best of you. Looking back on the fishing incident, it really solidified why I believe in making the best out of a situation and I have to thank my dad for that.
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