Man’s life is a few days and full of trouble.
Yes compared to A ROCK, or an eternity, YEP, our lives are a few days.
Trouble? After you have lived as long as some of us you will learn, “No one has that perfect life!” You learn as you go along that the man or woman who seems to have the perfect life, has problems you do not know about. If health doesn’t get the human, someone in the family will!
Troubles are related to family, business, finances or health and sometimes, all of the above.
We have some wonderful friends in Minnesota, Les and Gail. We met in GITMO and continue to correspond. They appear to have charmed lives. Perfect kids, marriages, etc., the last Christmas card tells us Gail fell and had what was diagnosed as a sprain ankle. The pain became intense and later found that there were broken bones in ankle and foot. You know how that works, infections etc. Three months of constant care and pain.
Some folks look like they are on the top of the world and inside are carrying a lot of weight, either physical or mentally. I had a dear friend who gave the impression, all was well. Always drove a new Jaguar and carried money. But at his death the house of cards came apart. The banks took everything. NONE OF US ARE EXEMPT.
The metal in a person is how they handle that trouble when it comes. There is enough troubles in life without us bringing more on ourselves. I hate to see folk who want it all and will work long hours to keep up with the Jones’, and then their lives fall apart under the stress.
When we learn to be happy with what we have, life is good. Many folk spend their lives looking at the ‘nice’ things the other guy has and wanting the same and more. Some of us learn to look at the less fortunate, then appreciate what we have.
We have a great bunch of blogger friends who are enjoying their lives with what they have, shucks, even the weather!
I may never get that little ‘53 MG, but I am going to love looking at it.
PS: I am glad Sherry and I came from the era that when something was broke, you fixed it. You did not throw it away!
I love this………..
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
OH, if you talk to the Lord, some folk do, mention Helen and Ken, Lucy & Joe to Him. Our sweet Rose needs to dance also.