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#131: Grateful

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Do you have those days when your enthusiasm for anything has been drained from you?

Days when all of your youthful enthusiasm and belief that you could conquer the world, has been stifled by worldly concerns and the realization that meaningful, permanent improvement of society seems out of reach?

Days when you realize, no matter what, people remain the same, that their basic nature remains unchanged.

Days when, despite our technological improvements and any sophistication in the evolution of our government, despite our medical and scientific advancements, the understanding hits that people remain people with limitless egos, looking out for their best interests, disappointing others and not open to consideration of valid changes.

Days like this are common.

But they don't have to drag us down to the bottom of the self-pity barrel. Yes, there are days when our enthusiasm wanes, our energy is depleted, our ability to cope is nearly non-existent.

However, these are the same days that bring us golden sunrises and colorful sunsets, musical warbling of birds and the happy playing of children and puppies and little kittens. These are the days that offer breezes to caress our faces and white clouds to provide an ever-changing mosaic against azure skies.

These are the days that have been given to us. It is our responsibility to take advantage of them, to enjoy the pleasures offered to us, to forget, even if only for a few minutes, the worries of the world and to be eternally grateful to be alive.
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  • HOLLY1949
    I don't allow other people to get me down because I know I can only change myself. No matter how much help is offered to others they have to want to change their lives. I agree with you that everyday has something good in it. Holly

    4130 days ago
  • 2BSALLYB
    Good uplifting and encouraging blog. emoticon
    4131 days ago
  • MARYSUPPORTS
    I always try to find the good in everything.
    4131 days ago
  • PEPPERLEAH
    I believe there is something good to be found in everyone, and in every day. Great blog, as always!
    4131 days ago
  • LINDA25427
    Good blog . Thanks for sharing .
    4131 days ago
  • YATMAMA
    Without the rain, we'd never appreciate sunshine.
    4131 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4114015
    Lou, I do so love your blogs. Always so thought provoking and good. Are you a writer???
    I look forward to the next one too. emoticon emoticon
    Gaye
    4131 days ago
  • BEAMISH7
    Lou,
    "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will."
    Romans 12:2

    I no longer listen to the news or hang out with those who are not my brothers and sisters in Christ. It helps to focus on the poor and needy to take one's eyes off of the 'pattern of this world.' And remember, too, that God forgives all of us even when we have big egos; He never gives up on those that remain unchanged.

    Good blog. Makes me think.
    4131 days ago
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