Saturday, October 18, 2008

There's always two ways to look at something.

Sara had it right (her comment to "I don't deserve this"). I'm simply overly grateful and humbled by everything. Sometimes it takes me taking a mental (or blogal) inventory of everything I have to ~see~ it for what it is.

(note: "Come Out Tonight" is just a bit of spoken word from the late Steven Bernstein. It's AMAZING to listen. Why not listen now?)

Today marks post #600. Wow.


Wordgirl said...

Oh Nancy,

I loved that spoken word by the way -- lovely lovely -- just like you.

And you deserve it. Every bit of it.



Mareike said...

Nancy, Your "I don't deserve this" post was so thought provoking. I understood what you were saying, at the same time it got me thinking about the concept of deserving our fortunes and misfortunes in life. Did I deserve to conceive and bear three healthy children with no problems while others struggle? Do I deserve that my three children grew up to be the finest young people I know while others are struggling? Did I deserve the pain of having my husband leave me for another woman when my youngest child was five? Do I deserve the pain of Rheumatoid arthritis? You see, I hate the concept. To suggest that we have so much because we deserve it suggests that those less fortunate are less deserving. I don't want to live in that world. Life isn't fair. My feeling is that we need to share our wealth with the less fortunate. I'm not speaking solely of material wealth (that's all relative anyway) I'm speaking of relating to people with love and understanding. Kind words and actually listening to other people. Respect for differences in opinion. Sometimes it's as little as smiling and saying hello to someone you pass on the street rather than lowering your head and not acknowleding their existence. People are social animals (yes I said that) and it's so sad when some people are left feeling invisible. Well I've been going on. Take care everyone and be of good spirit.

Cheap Therapy said...

I can identify. I think alot of people feel this way.

Hollie said...

You deserve your happiness Nancy. Enjoy life because it's short. Just take things one day at a time.

Amanda said...

Happy 600th Post!