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Monday, October 11, 2010

HAVE A BAD DAY, I'M HAVING A BAD MONTH!

     Did you ever have a day when you thought the universe decided to come after you with a vengeance? I'm having a month like that! Please bear with me while I have a little pity party.

     The first nickel to drop was our TV cable went out. Next, our telephone service went out. We get our telephone service through our cable company. Next, our clothes dryer went kaflooey! These things happened while I was away on a business trip. Next, some idiot backed his wife's car into the garage door breaking the garage door. Next, the starter went kaflooey in our pick-up truck. Next, and hopefully last, the battery in the pick-up truck gave up the ghost and had to be replaced.

     I am not a rich man! I do not have a lot of surplus disposable income. The above attacks by the universe has / will cost a fair amount of money to repair or replace. UGHHHH!

     Why me? What have I done to deserve this ? I'm not such a bad guy! My wife loves me and has done so for the better part of forty years. I have a reputation of being kind, helpful, compassionate and generally a nice guy. So why me?

     The fact of the matter is that despite the above vexations I have it pretty good! I am lavishly blessed by God! I am reasonably healthy. I have a wonderful marriage to a terrific woman I do not deserve. I have the necessaries of life - shelter, clothing, food, drink, warmth, etc. I have gainful employment. I worship with people who are loving, compassionate, and dedicated to living as Godly a life as possible. So, like I said I don't have it bad at all and I have been lavishly blessed by God.

     We are all blessed in this country. For the most part when we wake up in the morning the odds are very good that we will live to see another day. We are a nation that has obese poor people. Think about that, obese poor people! We have access to great medical care.

     There are countries in this world where the phrase "Give us this day our daily bread" has real meaning. There are countries in this world where death is ever tugging at the populations sleeves. Consider the people of Haiti who struggle daily just to survive. Many have lost everything! Consider the genocidal conflicts in Africa. Consider the religious intolerance in numerous countries around our globe where adherents of the majority religion hunt down and kill the adherents of the minority religion. We don't have to contend with such man-made and natural disasters.

     When life comes crashing in on you and you feel that life is not fair, remember how really tough other people have it. Also, remember that life is fair in that it is unfair to everyone. Remember that a loving God is always nearby, ready to listen, ready to give comfort and to help. HE IS FAITHFUL!

     Are you having a bad day? Be of good cheer for this too shall pass! May God bless you all!

      

8 comments:

  1. Amen! We will overcome this as well my love. We are in this together! And we are still laughing!

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  2. You both are an encouragement to me and I thank God for your example. I will pray that this wave of misfortune has passed you by. I have become somewhat of an expert at waves of misfortune and they do eventually pass. :-)

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