Sunday, December 2, 2007

Tis the Season


Have you ever noticed when things in your life are going very well that you kind of forget things can change in an instant?

Have you ever been so content, you forget what it feels like to worry?

Our lives run in circles. We all have up and down times. I think the down times are provided simply to suck us back into reality. It does not matter whether you are in an up or down time. What is important is to always be thankful for what you have been blessed with. Sure, it’s easy to slip into a funk, a self pity party. It takes more effort and strength to see beyond any crisis or tragedy life has thrust upon you.

This year, it will be difficult to get into the spirit of the holidays for several reasons.

I know for sure it is the last Christmas for an extended family member who will be taken much too young.

A family member who has beaten cancer two times already is once again battling another , more aggressive form.

A sibling has been displaced yet again after giving so much to help someone out.

A very young family member will have to cope with the loss of a father figure.

I suspect another family member has begun to use drugs.

Among all the day to day things that come up, I force myself to look beyond these things. I am blessed in many ways and try to focus on what is good.

What I will draw from are the following.

It is the first Christmas for a niece and great nephew
I have several young nephews who bring much joy to me
My daughter shows me each day what a beautiful person she is
I’ve been fortunate in many ways and have endless reasons to be thankful.
I have my health, my family and friends.

If you find your life in a downward motion, I hope you are able to draw from the good to help get you through.

3 comments:

Elaine said...

It sounds like you have a lot of stressful things going on in your life yet still keep a positive outlook and count your blessings. That's a special kind of person who does that.

Here's hoping good things come your way in the coming year.

Elaine's Place

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

life is a blend of good and bad times... good and bad incidents... its how you look at it. Bads are always with goods. I am glad you are focusing on the goods.

a very happy-sad post.

Random Thoughts to Amuse said...

Elaine: Thank you for your kind comments. I am lucky to be able to look beyond and draw from what is good.



Raaji:

I thank you as well for your kind comments. I hope others are able to look beyond as well.



I wish you both a happy and healthy holiday season.

Paula