Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Ever wonder?

I wonder, but don't know what to make out of the idea that one person can be having the best day of their life- while for another it is the most trying of all days. It makes me stop sometimes. Tonight I sat with my husband and a group of people at an intimate, swanky place [Artisan Cooking School in Grand Haven] and enjoyed a 6-course gourmet meal. Every bite of food was delicious. The conversations were interesting, light and funny. I left all my stress and worries at the door and just enjoyed being. I am a very fortunate person. Some people will never have a dining experience like the one I had in their life - ever.
And to think that someone held the hand of their loved one for the last time, or was physically or emotionally abused by a "loved one", or took another hit...so they didn't have to "feel" anymore, or wondered where they would sleep tonight.
So, do you ever wonder how you got so lucky in your life? Why did God put you in the place you are, right here, right now...instead of in the body of some other soul? I think we should never take our circumstance for granted. Whether wonderful or trying- it's the time we've been given- we can learn, live, love, laugh, listen...and a whole host of other things that may or may not start with the letter "l". You fill in the blank. I guess I was just wondering...do you ever wonder?

6 comments:

julie said...

i think about this too. there are always going to be people that have more than us and that have less than us. i agree with you- we just need to appreciate what we have.

Shelley Rankin said...

I often think of this. And feel so blessed for the life I have been given knowing how easy it would be to perhaps have had different circumstances, a different life. So many of us are blessed and take it for granted. I hate it when I do!

Great thoughts.

Kate Hughes said...

i just stumbled upon your blog through a link from stacy julian. i read your story some time ago and was amazed then at your strength and courage. to come across this inspired me and helped me to realize a few things......"do't sweat the small stuff" I have spent my week in worry and for what? I need to stop and enjoy. my 8 year old fell asleep on my lap tonight right next to my 5 year old who lost his first tooth today. could i be any more blessed? thanks.

Kate

Anonymous said...

I think about this all the time.

Anonymous said...

This topic consumes my life and keeps my faith strong. I know that I am blessed and am so grateful for God giving me my family and responsibilites. I just can't tell you what an inspiration you are. Thank you for putting into words what I've been feeling. I've been lurking on your blog for a few days andI admire your strength and am looking forward to you entries. Thank you for sharing your life with me. -Al

Binxcat1 said...

all the time... especially when I think I am having a "bad" day... my "bad" ain't that bad at all... I am blessed, my life is wonderful... sometimes we need to remember that fact. Thanks for being the reminder today.