Think

This was sent to me by a good friend...Good food for thought. Perhaps it is time that we thank God that our disease, while it may change our lifestyles, it doesn't change who we are on the inside....and it is NOT life threatening. Be thankful for what you have...not for what you want. God will give you all you need. Yesterday, for me...it was a old fashioned gully washer..with the fresh smell of rain. I was so thankful to get out and run errands without having a dizzy spell or anxiety. I was thankful when my husband walked through the door after a grooling day at work. Praise God!
There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. Shehated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was alwaysthere for her. She told her boyfriend, 'If I could only seethe world, I will marry you.'One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandagescame off, she was able to see everything, including herboyfriend.He asked her,'Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?'Thegirl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. Thesight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn't expectedthat. The thought of looking at them the rest of her lifeled her to refuse to marry him.Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to hersaying: 'Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for beforethey were yours, they were mine.'This is how the human brain often works when our status changes.Only a very few remember what life was like before, and whowas always by their side in the most painful situations.Life Is a GiftToday before you say an unkind word - Think of someone who can'tspeak.Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someonewho has nothing to eat..Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someonewho's crying out to GOD for a companion.Today before you complain about life - Think of someone who diedway too early .....Before whining about the distance you drive - Think of someone whowalks the same distance with their feet.And when you are tired and complain about your job - Think of theunemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had yourjob.And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile onyour face and think: you're alive and still around.

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Wow.Thanks dear for the additional writings.I know God wanted me to read them becuse I\'m struggling with feeling depressed today @ I have failed to remember just how blessed I am.Alot of food on my plate(if you will)that\'s overflowing @ instead of casting all my care upon God I\'m allowing it to rob me of the many blessings God has given me @ being thankful for them all.If I only had read this before I just made the phonecall I did to the florist who delivered me an unexpected beautiful pink vase of flowers(from guess who?!)on Sunday.And it\'s only Wednesday @ they\'re all about dead.You\'d think I just would be happy @ blessed to have recieved flowers from someone special who was thinking about me.But no!I know many women out there who would exchange what they have(or don\'t)just to have some flowers.Soo thank you for reminding all of us(especially me) that despite how we may feel at the time know someone out there has it a whole lot worse off then us @ we need to be thankful for all things even the hard times.Take Care @ God Bless Kerensia
junipers
junipers

You are so sweet..and I\'m glad that you got the flowers..even if they were late..cuz you know that you are loved..and that\'s what counts. I call my depression a \"pity party.\" I am allowed to have that party for 1-2 days..then work on snapping myself out of it. I know how full your plate is as a single mom...been there myself. I will be sharing a new Christmas tradition that I started with the girls after my divorce...that they cherish...around the holidays. We were so poor that I didn\'t have two cents to rub together at times..and then God would provide just what I needed..over and over again...it could be something as small as a sale on tomatoe soup 3 cans for a dollar..or a hambone on sale to make my split pea soup taste better. To me...it was a miracle..meager to some, but grandios to me. Rest in the Lord my precious friend..and know that He is right there at your side....God bless YOU..and hugs!