Things have been hellish.  Physically, I'm worried. Emotionally, I'm a mess.  Spiritually...OH MY GOD.  I've brought strife and poverty upon myself by being impulsive and irresponsible.  I wish I could blame my upbringing, I wish I could could blame the neurotransmitters, oh yeah.

Stuff happens, bad things happen to good people. Good things happen to bad people.  It tests my faith to see the randomness of everything.

    I haven't been grotesquely scarred for life by small pox.  I can always eat if I need to.  I can walk a few miles without fearing for my life.  I live in a country where I can say some pretty mean things about the president, and not have to defect! BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!   The vast majority of people that I see on a daily basis are kind, and considerate.  I'm sure that if I were to fall down at any given time on any given street corner, someone would show concern for my condition within less than a minute. I would bet my retirement on that!  OK, I would bet what's left after the overdraft on that!  I'm thankful for people who remind me of how much I have to be thankful for.  Lately I'm thankful for things I've taken for granted all my life.  The ability to urinate, sweat, see, smell,  take a good deep breath.  Walk a mile or two.  At the end of the day, I realize I have to be reminded once in a while- then I'm so thankful that I never have to be alone if I don't want to!  If I really really need attention, I can go fall down on a street corner!  Oh yeah, then there's laughter.

puck61 puck61
56-60, M
5 Responses May 10, 2007

Wow. See, more people should have your attitude. :D

You can think and feel. You could be a tree, or a flower, or a bird. You are you No MATTER WHAT physical powess, or lack of it.<br />
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You are so precious.... you are a walking miracle!

Being grateful for the "small" things is such a wonderful way to bring more good things into one's life. I thank my heart everyday for beating and beating for so many years without me even thinking of it. Tonight I got reminded of how one live's one's life - the karmic law. My friend is dying - he is reaping the rewards of way too much smoking and drinking in his life. He is not ready to leave - his spirit wants more of this physical plane but - he cannot give up the things that are destroying him.

You are a precious Gem!