Saturday, November 21, 2009

Perspective!

AS I sometimes lay down at night I have been prone to self pity. I do not need to go into too much detail as many of you know that we have been suffering financially for the last year. It has been too easy to lay awake at night and feel so bad about all that I have lost or may lose.

And then I think of my ancestors, and some of yours. We have it so much better than so many ever did. I have read accounts of my own predecessors who didn't even have running water. There were times in my own fathers lifetime that an outhouse was normal.

My dad lived for a time in a two bedroom home with dirt floors and there were 6 kids. And here I am thinking I have it so rough, just because we lost a job and a vehicle etc.

I read of parents burying their babies in shallow graves. I then hear about a brother shot to death over some land rights. Couples separated for months at a time because there is no work at home.

Yes, I have so much to be thankful for. All my children are fairly healthy and I have an awesome spouse who somehow puts up with me.

So, with perspective, LIFE IS GOOD!

With that being said, I want to spotlight another awesome blogger who stalks me every now and again. If you get a chance go check out MISS KRIS. Tell her I sent you and give her some comment love.
I loved this post, Read it and tell me where you are from.

She is also a very talented poet, please go here and read some of her awesome stuff.

And just when you thought you knew who MISS KRIS was, here are 20 questions that really tell us who she is! I hope you had a great time getting to know this fellow blog stalker.

And as always, HAVE A GREAT DAY!

12 comments:

MissKris said...

My word, with all your awesome followers, the blogs you stalk, and how little I manage to find time to 'visit' all my Favorite Coffee Stops...I am beyond amazed that you spotlighted me! And when I saw the posts you linked to I was even more amazed since some of them really went back, haha! That said, thank you so much for the lovely honor, Ms/Mr Blog Stalker...tho I still feel in my heart you're a 'she'. And I THINK I might have your location figured out, just from the city that regularly shows up on my Feedjit when you visit. But I won't tell anyone. I loved this post of yours, BTW. In tough times on sleepless nites it truly does help to count your blessings. Hope this finds you well, my fellow bloggy friend! (((((HUG)))))

Vodka Logic said...

Yes I need to remember those less fortunate than myself. Great post. off to visit Miss Kris

Tulsi said...

I often think of our Pioneer Heritage. Especially since I've gotten back into genealogy again, somewhat. All it takes is a little thought of them and all is right in my world.

Fragrant Liar said...

Will check out Miss Kris. Thanks for the referral.

Life is good indeed.

Summer said...

That post was a great reminder for so many people in the same situation nowadays. It's a good thing to remember when times are good, too!

kys said...

Sometimes it is hard to remember how lucky we are, isn't it? (My grandmother didn't get an indoor toilet until my brother was born in 1957. She was doing her laundry with an old ringer washing machine when I was a kid in the early
80's.)
Happy Thanksgiving!

EmmaP said...

perspective definitely helps, huh...

caron said...

Your blog was a good reminder!! I too am very prone to self pity!

Lynsey said...

Awsome Blog. :) N' please do stalk my blog @ www.lynseyeves.blogspot.com. Im a NewB. Need some stalkers hehe' :)

Lynsey said...

Oh yeah all you blog stalkers, stalking this blog, please do stalk my bloggy'blog as well @ www.lynseyeves,blogspot.com and I will return the favor N' stalk your blog. :) I'm a NewB, so I'm in need of some lovely followers hehe' :)

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Putting things into perspective is definitely not the easiest thing to do, but it always helps to count your blessings!

Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving, Blogstalker! :))

Housewife Savant said...

This is what you do?
You're amazing.

I'm glad I found you finding me!
And I love your attitude of thankfulness.

I am SO following you.
All the cool kids're doing it.
Obviously.

My Fun Stalkers Who Rock