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Monday, March 5, 2012

GRRRRRR......then Perspective

I am having a terribly grumpy, tired, cold, get-out-of-my-way morning.  Started around 3:00.  Gave up, got up worked on a project for Tink's sports banquet I THOUGHT I had done, but it was all messed up, FOR THE SECOND TIME!, finished it, woke everyone else up, no one wanted anything easy for breakfast, Tall Guy left early to haul corn, so I had to go out and feed the 4-H calves, now I'm eating breakfast, and I gained two pounds last week kind of morning!

Then I see pictures of the devastation still being gone through in southern Indiana

And I remember that my friend Leontine is starting yet another round of cancer treatment with a new drug today.

And I think of my friend Kim reading about reconstructive surgery options after a mastectomy and waiting for her gene tests to come back.

And I find it....


I wish it didn't have to cost others so much to remind me of what I have.

So I look up and say, "I'm sorry.  Please forgive my selfish rant this morning.  Please be with those who need you much more than I do today.  Hold them, let them know that they are not alone, that You are always with them to guide, heal, and comfort us in a way that no one else can.  Amen"

And me... Well.... I will take a breath, eat my breakfast, and get over the crappy little stuff that doesn't mean so much, troubles and worries that others would trade me for in a heart beat.


  1. Amen. Isn't it so true that we get an entirely different perspective when we see how others are suffering. Thank you for this post, Lana. Joining you in praying for all those who lost loved ones and homes during the terrible destruction of those storms. I always think it would be easier if one's home would just disappear. But to be left with matchsticks and mountains of debris to clean up must be horrific!

  2. I've had those very same thoughts this week Lana. Hug those loved ones close and pray for those who need help recovering. Amen!

  3. It is crazy how just a bit of the right perspective will help you to remember the "problems of the day" are often not that big after all. Hope your Monday turns around for you.

  4. Hello There, Since I've been away from blogging for a week, I have alot of catching up to do. We had a wonderful trip to Arkansas --but it's great to visit with my blog friends. Hope things are going well with you.

    I certainly agree that we allow the tiny crappy things in life to upset us ---when what we need to do is to look at the big picture out there... IF we look at the big picture more, we wouldn't get upset at the little stuff....

  5. Love your perspective! Made me tear up first, then made me smile!

  6. Wonderful post! So easy to let our small problems seem bigger than they are sometimes. I am guilty of that one.

  7. Oh sweet lady,
    it's ok to have crappy mornings... and you shouldn't feel bad about it either!

    I like to give you a HUGE hug, and it's gonna be alright!


  8. Oh Lana, we can sometimes have those poor me crappy mornings or days if it stretches out a little. But yes, putting those feelings aside and putting everything in perspective really is a good way to lift you up a little. Prayer is good and looks like you got that one covered. Prayers that the days are getting better as they are getting longer. :o)



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