Sunday 15 June 2008

Indulge Me -- I'm Having a Moment

Sweet Mexican Dog

Do you think that sometimes you are being tested? That sometimes life throws a lot of things at you all at the same time in a kind of cruel way? I know that some people believe that we are being tested by 'god' or their version of 'god' and it gives them comfort to know that they won't get more than they can handle. Well, that doesn't work for me. I think that people get way more than they can handle all the time. It feels like this is one of those times. It happened slowly, one thing, one day at a time and before I knew it -- sucker punched! All the psychological games that are supposed to work, don't. Does everyone go through this? Is it just a luxury that those of us living with abundance have? Or is it just simply, chemical? I think we are all just a mess of troubles that vary in degrees according to where we live in the world. Yeah, this is self-centered crappy indulgence. We're all in the same boat and that should be some comfort...right?


Joey Boshart said...

You didn’t really think I wouldn’t comment did you?

Yes, I agree… we are all a mess and we are all in the same boat… Let’s think back about some boats in history, think of some of the really famous ones…

The Ark…. A man thought to be crazed, had a lot coming at him, but somehow persevered and was able to handle it and keep it together.

Then there was a small fishing boat that was mentioned in a really old book, it was somewhere on the Sea of Galilee, in the middle of a rising storm, with a sleeping “Savior” on it. The crew couldn’t handle what was coming at them, the storm, so they went and woke Him up and he calmed the storm and stilled the wind (you brought Him up first).

And of course, we can’t forget the Titanic. What did they say about it? “Even GOD Himself couldn’t sink the Titanic” … Really??? …I know, I know… it was the iceberg.

Well, back to your point…we are all in the same boat. It’s called LIFE and if you really want to live it you have to take it, all of it, when it comes at you full force, and thankfully, when it comes at you peacefully, albeit sometimes you must take it with tears and frustration, IT, and I believe you will agree, is ALL worth the taking. And just for the record… He isn’t a fairytale to me, He work for me, but you already know that. Love you - The Kid

Laurie Langille said...

I used to think that I must be being tested, sometimes. I think the only person worth proving anything to is yourself. In the grand scheme of things, you are the only one who is going to remember all your victories; and all your shortcomings. It often seems like things come upon you all at the same time or at inconvenient times. All you can really do is take a deep breath, swing when it's pitched to you, hope for a home run, be satisfied if you make it to a base, and keep breathing.