I've had a weird week.....
I heard some news that seemed horrible at the time and then I went home and heard some other news that put everything into perspective. Sometimes - often really - I am very selfish and everything revovles around me - but this week I had my eyes lifted off me to see that actually my life is very easy and good and the things that I think are important, really aren't. I guess I got reminded about the things that are important and how lucky I am to have them - my family, loads of really great friends, a home, a good job and my health. So many people I know don't have all those things and life is so uncertain for them.
Its not that I have everything I want but I guess I realised this week I need to be more content with what I have got - not to lose sight of the other stuff and to still strive for my dreams - but to be content. I am very fortunate to have what I have.
Its Good Friday - I don't always see what is Good in it - cos what happened on Good Friday in may ways was not "good". The person who loves me most died a horrible and painful death. But I guess its what it meant in hindsight that makes it good. And I thank God for that.
Perspective is not an easy thing to gain - and I am sure in a few weeks I will have lost sight of mine - but for now I am saying thank you - for my family, my friends, my health and my life. And mostly for having a God that loves me enough to want to die for me so I can be in a relationship with Him.
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