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I have been reading of various afflictions within some who blog here of surprising bad turns of events in their lives, we have some indivduals in our real estate office with serious health issues, and we all have seen the devastation in Japan from the earthquake, aftershocks, the tsunamis and the radiation hazard.
Lots of trouble to go around on any given day. It made me think as I slipped my bare feet into my slippers by the door to fetch the morning newspaper outside on the front walkway that
God Can Put A Spider In Your Shoe.
Did I CHECK before my foot went into the shoe? No. Life just happens like that sometimes, and really surprises you with the hurt.
Hurt, disappointment, illness, even downright tragedy can occur in an instant. Think about that the next time you hop in your car and drive two miles down the block for some extra milk for your cereal for the next day. Did you know MOST accidents occur within a short radius of where you live?
Not to have some fatalistic view that if it is your time to go, it is your time to go, but just look at life not as some are lucky and some are massively misfortunate. If you look at you WHOLE life, surely for most of us it has not been 100% misfortune. I personally see life as neutral with the laws of physics, chemistry, society rules, acts of nature and biology, criminal activity, a lot of cause and effect with our own choices like good nutrition or taking illegal drugs, we can end up where we are because of us.
Think this. We are not TREES. Fixed in place and immobile. Something happens to us that is bad. Like say you lived in Japan and had this monster earthquake. The spider is in your shoe and you got bit. After dealing however long it takes with the shock and the "new reality" it really is up to us to move on, to cope, to take care of ourselves, and ESPECIALLY each other moving forward. Too often too many of us wallow where we are and don't get "unstuck" when
SO MUCH OF OUR POWER LIES WITHIN OURSELVES.
Don't give up, resign, submit to other's skeptical thoughts about you, blame others, be guilty, have resentment or stay in self-pity. The quality of our lives DESPITE OUR SPIDER BITES, sometimes which we know not why they occur, IS UP TO US. You came into the world designed for greatness. The walls, the obstacles, the setbacks, the infirmities, were all set in your path just to remind you how bad you really want it. They do make you stronger and teach you lessons when you look on all those tough times in retrospect. A forest fire burning down part of the forest allows more light for new fresh seedlings to pop up.
Add the character trait of "resilience" to your life and keep moving forward. It is truly the best way to live.
Spider bites were meant to sting, but YOU were meant to SPRING !!!
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