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I feel humbled...

Saturday, July 07, 2012

and grateful! After reading a lot of other members' entries, trials and tribulations, I realize I can deal with my issues if they can. I recently learned a close friend's 48-yr-old brother has cancer and has been given about 6 mos. to live. The way he's dealing with it is very admirable, being more concerned for others around him than worrying about himself. What a wake-up call for me that, even though I have some aches and pains, at least I'm ALIVE and today is the first day of the rest of my life to make it what I want it to be!
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    I know what you mean. A couple of weeks ago, there were so many things going wrong at the same time. I spent some time one night on SP just cruising--you know going a friend's page and just letting that page lead me to another. So I was reading blogs from a lot of Spark people I had never known. It was a real eye-opener. At least my problems are, for the most, part in my control and fixable. Then when I read about much so many do, I feel a downright slacker in comparison! MSLZZY has good advice. I agree.

    Loved the story from NANCYHOME247!

    3028 days ago
    There's a folktale about a travelling magician who stops in a small town--a town where everyone complains about their lives, their families, their jobs, their aches and pains. He offers to magically make each of their worst complaints disappear.

    The townspeople are thrilled!

    The magician instructs them to hang a clothes line through the town's center square. Then he tells each person to write their most grievous complaint on a piece of paper, and to pin that complaint to the clothesline.

    When all the complaints have been hung up, the townspeople turn expectantly to the magician, eager to see him do his magic. He then instructs them to walk along the clotheline and to choose a paper with the complaint they think they can live with.

    Every single townsperson, after much deliberation, ended up choosing to take back their own complaint.

    The moral of the story is, of course: compared to another person's story, our own problems seem small.
    3065 days ago
  • CGARR442
    MSLZZY is right...there is always someone else who is dealing with issues greater than your own and you are right as least you are alive!
    Take your time with your lifestyle change and live your life to the fullest.
    Best of luck to you!
    3067 days ago
    There is always someone else who is dealing with
    issues greater than our own. Make the most of your
    life and start to make it better and healthier. It is all
    up to you and you have just the right, positive attitude
    to make it happen. HUGS!
    3067 days ago
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