Everybody Hurts

Without perspective, it is so easy to become disenchanted with my circumstances. On certain gray and rainy days I want to blame various entities, corporate and otherwise, for all the misery in my life.
stormy sky
That is usually when lightening strikes. Unmissable signs.

I forget how incredibly lucky I am. I am not smarter, better bred, or exceptionally educated, yet I have been afforded the opportunity to own a home, drive a brand new car, live abroad, work abroad… Yes, we’ve experienced some really rotten things. But we are not special in that way. Everybody hurts.

‘If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.’ Elbert Hubbard

We’ll never know what could have been different had we never sold our house and crossed the ocean.
broken fence

But if I just open my eyes, there are signs everywhere that I am supremely fortunate.
canal in summer


2 thoughts on “Everybody Hurts”

  1. Jen; well said, i totally agree. its about perspective. last night Jo and I watched “Its Kind of a Funny Story” (a great watch i might add) and its all about two things:

    1. God, grant me the serenity to accept the things i cannot change, the courage to change the things i can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

    2. Gratitude.

    pretty simple instructions. great post, a great way to wake up! miss you and that hubby of yours…

  2. Thanks, Marko. We would love to have you back of course! Yes, these two things are the cornerstone… Your encouragement means the world to me.

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