GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
There are problems and then there are PROBLEMS, you know what I'm sayin'?
Having to log into your network 189 times and over the course of 45 minutes to be able to connect to your operating system and start working ... well, that's irritating as all get out. But in the big scheme of things, is really just a wee bitty problem.
Coming home from a mandatory evacuation to a house that's been obliterated by a hurricane...now that's a biggie.
Losing an I-Pad? Aw, crud. Especially if you didn't buy the insurance. Double crud and cha-ching considering replacement costs and the humongoid hassle of dealing potential identity theft.
Losing a loved one? A living nightmare. Emotional devastation; paralyzing grief; heartbreak so deep you pray for and long to go back to the days when your biggest problem was your lost I-Pad ... or even a collapsed roof and caved-in walls.
Years ago, my husband had this friend who used to always utter the old Persian phrase, "I wept for I had no shoes until I met a man with no feet."
Your day may not go as planned. Someone may cut you off in traffic. You might have a dust-up with a colleague, a friend or a family member. It might rain buckets or gallons. You might be too hot or too cold. Your head could hurt. You may have chipped one of your acrylic nails on the way home from your manicure. Boo freaking hoo.
Guess what? If your family and pals are healthy, safe and even marginally happy, you are a flipping billionaire, Caspice?
Keep your eye on what matters most. Be thankful for everything with which you have been blessed. Appreciate the people, not the things, in your life. Every single day.
Even the ones that require four extra cups of coffee, ya dig?
R. Alleluia, alleluia. Blessed are you, O Virgin Mary; without dying you won the martyr's crown beneath the Cross of the Lord. Gospel JN 19:25-27 Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son." Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother."And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.