Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Things Aren’t Always As They Seem

Life gives us gifts and challenges in many different forms; sometimes what looks like something great ends up creating disaster or hurting us, other times what appears as tragedies and loss turns into gifts and blessings. Nothing in itself is good or bad it just is. It is up to us to make the most of every moment in our life. Keep our eyes focused on our goals and priorities and not let the distractions of life deter us from getting the most out of our life. Below is cute story from the book “Peace, Love & Healing” by Bernie Siegel, MD. It is a beautiful reminder to approach each day with a non-judgmental attitude and embrace each day for whatever it has to offer.

“This gentleman has a farm. He loves the old-fashioned way and plows his fields with a horse. One day as he was plowing his field the horse dropped dead. Everyone in the village said, “Gee, what an awful thing to happen.” He just responded, “We’ll see.” He was so at peace and so calm that we all got together and, because we admired his attitude so much, gave him a new horse as a gift. Then everyone’s reaction was, “What a lucky man.” And he said, “We’ll see.” A few days later the horse, being strange to his farm, jumped a fence and ran off, and everyone said, “Oh, poor fellow.” He said, “We’ll see.” A week later the horse returned with a dozen wild horses following it. Everyone said, “What a lucky man.” And he said, “We’ll see.” The next day his son went out riding, because they had more than one horse, but the boy fell off the horse and broke his leg. Everyone said, “Oh, poor boy,” but my friend said, “We’ll see.” The next day the army came to town taking all the young men for service, but they left his son because of his broken leg. Everyone said, “What a lucky kid,” and my friend said, “We’ll see.” “

1 comment:

Our Australian Missionary Adventure said...

I like your stories and how everything negative was turned into something good just. You make life like that.

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