Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Things Could Indeed Be Worse

As I was driving to the doctor the other day feeling terrible from a nasty flu, traffic came to a stop.  I felt a ping of self pity and a spike in my fever as I worried I’d never make my doctor appointment.  After a few minutes of ‘snails pace’ driving I came upon a horrific traffic accident then I felt a ping of guilt for feeling sorry for my sick self.  As my flu and I drove to the doctor I was reminded things can always be even worse than the situations we find ourselves in.  This was proven further when I later learned one person died from that crash.   


A girl who loves coloring!
I take my days for granted. 

I need to appreciate KLV’s smile more, my husband more often and all the wonders of great friends and family. 

I need to remember when things are bad – someone is always living through worse.

12 comments:

  1. first of all, her pigtails in that picture are absolutely precious! ah, i think we all get to where we take things for granted...it's how we make up for those times and really cherish the beautiful blessings in our lives. yea, i hate passing accidents...makes me so worried and afraid for their families and just hoping it wasn't fatal.

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  2. She looks like such a big girl...and I think we all let the little things get to us even though we are lucky. It's hard to see the big picture sometime...

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  3. I totally get it. I have been reading some great books talking about mindfullness - and that's sort of what you are talking about here. It's a hard practice, but so worth it in the end.

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  4. Half glass full mentality:). I strive for that too...to focus on the fact that life could always be worse and that I have so much to be thankful for. It's funny because car accidents along the side of the road always nudge me the same way that it nudged you. So sad to hear that someone died...we just never know when our time will end so yes, cherishing life abundantly is so wise....not easy at all but, so wise! Happy almost Friday to you TV! xo

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  5. Sure, things could always be worse, but it doesn't mean that the flu doesn't suck!

    :-) Feel better soon.

    Pearl

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  6. Sometimes life is just put into perspective, huh? I easily get caught up in myself and have to actively remind myself not to take things for granted. I'm so sorry for the family of the accident victim but it does make you realize how short life can be.

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  7. Oh this is so sad. I know we can really let some things get the best of us, but then there are always reminders around us to put things into perspective. I hope you are feeling better. I hope you can get some rest this weekend!

    Mama Hen

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  8. And I realized even when things are mundane, life's still good!
    Hope you're doing well.

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  9. I badly need this insight. My son was sick for 6days and now I'm sick too. I'm just hoping his sickness is over (fever), though the bad cough lingers. Hate these days with a passion. But then again, there's your reminder, so.....thanks :-)

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  10. Isn't it crazy how in the flash of a moment things can drastically change your outlook on life? Although I must say that the achey/sick feeling that you have when you get a fever is one of those terrible feelings.

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  11. Hi TV! I hope you're feeling better. I love how you remind yourself what you appreciate in the midst of crazy stuff happening.

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