I have come into one of those places recently where I can sit and stare at the screen and not have anything cross my mind that would make any reasonable sense if I were to write about it. Because I enjoy blogging, I guess that means I am suffering from bloggers’ block at the moment!
A lot of the topics I write about are usually a reflection of either what I have recently experienced, or heard about, or allowed to impact my life in one way or another. Part of me desires to be organic, and share things that are real, and make sense to me, and that usually means it will relate to a specific event that left an impression.
This week is an amazing week in the history book of my life. Looking back to 2007 May 5th in particular is the day that Dad passed away. I know for me it was a whirlwind of a week, and when I look back on all that happened it almost feels surreal. I didn’t expect to be in Holland by Friday, let alone to bury Dad in the same resting place as Mom. But that is life – you face obstacles, you can try and go around them, or just march on forward one step at a time, and deal with whatever it is that needs the most attention.
Reflecting over the last couple of years, many changes have taken place. The US economy started teetering on the brink of collapse with the advent of the housing market triggering a world wide financial tsunami. What is surprising is that even though there were adequate indicators to show that trouble was looming, many of us didn’t think it would be this bad. Some folks think we haven’t seen the worst of it yet – really?
Funny how we think we have it really bad, because for the most part that is where our focus is – on our lives and well being and all that we are dealing with, and then you hear of someone far away dealing with insurmountable problems. I enjoy channel surfing, and every so often I will come across a documentary or news cast and will be horrified to see some of the worse off conditions other people are grappling with out there. Then I have to remind myself that life is good, I have shelter, food and clothing and that whatever I am dealing with isn’t as bad as the next person. Pretty much what Paul said “I have learned to be content no matter what situation I am in..”