Putting Things Into Perspective.
‘There but for the grace of God goeth l’
Those words are always in my mind as I traipse forward to greet each new day.
Putting things into perspective when I look around and see people around the world that are worse off than me makes me feel selfish sometimes, grateful at all times, content most times with what I have.
Why do I worry about myself when most of the rest of the world are suffering?. My ills are nothing compared to what a lot of people are going through.
Am I selfish?
Seeing what’s happening in war torn countries, so much of the world dying from hunger and thirst; injuries from shrapnel or bullets; earthquakes; hurricanes; sicknesses; plagues and viruses from the changing world we live in, I do feel selfish. There’s nothing much of that happening in my country although we are going through a crisis with our economy from the shutdown because of Coronavirus. My heart bleeds for those less fortunate souls. My spirit aches when I think about what they go through daily. When put into perspective I do feel selfish worrying about the things that I do.
Should I be grateful?
Yes I am grateful to be alive. I am grateful for not being sick. I am grateful for the little luxuries I have that I realize a lot of people don’t have. I am grateful for having enough food to eat. I am grateful that I had the education I did, the roof over my head and so much more.
Should I be content?
I am content with what I have. I am content with the life I live. I am content with my writing which is my baby nowadays as my literal ones have flown the coop.
With the little I have I am content. With the little I have I try to do what I can to help my family and others. Even if it’s only kind words and a smile. With the little I have I do the best I can, try each day to put my best foot forward. That’s all I can do.
For the grace of God can be in how we treat others. In how we live our lives daily.
Try to be kind for you don’t know what someone else is going through. Be nice for it shows others who you are. We can show love in all the things that we do.
For we are all here by the grace of God.
Be smart. Be aware. Be discerning.
God bless us all.
~ T 💕