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Friday, March 18, 2011

Gratitude

By now we've all seen the horrifying videos out of Japan.  My heart goes out to those poor people. And while watching the videos, I began to realize how truly lucky each and everyone of us is. I know we all, myself right up there, spend a lot of time whining and complaining and feeling ill used and put upon. But comparatively speaking our lives are blessed. If you have a home to come home to, be grateful.  If you know the exact location of each and every one of your friends and family, be grateful. If you don't have to worry whether or not your children have been exposed to damaging levels of radiation, or watch a 30 foot wall of water take away everything you've worked your entire life for, be grateful.

We are all profoundly lucky to live where we do, and enjoy the lives that we live.  It's all too easy to forget this, when we're having a bad day, or life isn't matching our expectations, or we're feeling let down or dissapointed.  But we are lucky and we should remember to take time to thank God, or the universe, or whoever or whatever you believe in, for the blessings we've been given.

4 comments:

  1. Amen~

    Couldn't be said better.

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  2. Truer words were never spoken.

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  3. Thanks for the gentle reminder to count our blessings each and every day. I couldn't imagine trying to live in the chaos that has engulfed Japan- and I live ON the Hayward and San Andreas faults!

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  4. Nothing like a good dose of perspective every now and then. I feel so bad for those people. They've had to live in the fear of radiation poisioning now for the second time. I can't even imagine.

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