Monday, January 29, 2007

Life is a Gift

Another thought-provoker. When you are down and out and think things couldn't get much worse, think about others.

When I feel depressed about why I have to live in a partially-deaf world along with the double whammy of progressive peripheral vision loss, I think about others who are worse off. How do they do it? How do they stay strong? We are all human and live with our own tribulations that can only strengthen or break us. You have a choice to deal with it and stay positive or pity yourself and give up. You only live once. Find alternative solutions. Do something you enjoy. Do something that makes you feel good about yourself despite the hardship. I always have thought about this off and on. I should be thankful for the things I do have. How about you?

Here is another email I want to share with you.

Life Is a Gift

Today before you think of saying an unkind word -
Think of someone who can't speak.

Before you complain about the taste of your food -
Think of someone who has nothing to eat.

Before you complain about your husband or wife -
Think of someone who's crying out to God for a

Today before you complain about life - Think of
someone who went too early to heaven.

Before you complain about your children - Think of
someone who desires children but they're barren.

Before you argue about your dirty house, someone
didn't clean or sweep - think of the people who are
living in the streets.

Before whining about the distance you drive - Think
of someone who walks the same distance with their

And when you are tired and complain about your job -
Think of the
unemployed, the disabled and those who wished they
had your job.

But before you think of pointing the finger or
condemning another - remember that not one of us are
without sin and we all answer to one maker.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down -
Put a smile on your face and thank God you're alive
and still around.

Life is a gift, live it, enjoy it, celebrate it, and
fulfill it.


~Author Unknown~


At Tue Jan 30, 08:36:00 PM , Blogger Melanie said...

I love the poem you posted. I copied it and put it in my folder I call "Things To Ponder". I save poems or something that made me feel good for another time and reread them. Thank you for sharing

At Tue Jan 30, 09:11:00 PM , Blogger Shari said...

I love poems like these, too. When I get something I think is beautiful and thought-provoking, I want to pass it on. We are always in our own world, dwelling on our own problems that we forget that others are worse off than we are.


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