Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Things that Get My Goat
Dawn (Calming scents) left a comment on my previous post. I went to her blog and discovered that she too has advanced breast cancer. I'm not liking how she found out (advanced pain) and I always dislike it when doctors start saying "if you're lucky, you'll have (fill in the blank) amount of time. Why? No one knows. We could get hit by a car, eat a bad piece of turkey, or have a heart attack.
In addition, we could have amazing genes and amazing ability to recover. Heck, we might even be a recipient of a miracle or two.
I also don't believe that "God plans all of this. He wouldn't give it to me unless there was a plan." Well, balderdash. If God (or your higher power or whatever) is supposed to be a gracious and loving persona, then HE (or SHE) doesn't WANT us to have pain and suffering, we are the objects of a cosmic crap shoot. However, I do believe that "God", "Your Higher Power," or whatever, can help us deal with a bad hand of cards AND it can be turned to something positive.
Putting us intentionally in this situation? No way. I don't know of any father, heavenly or otherwise, who purports to be loving would want us to be in the dire straights that we as mortal beings find ourselves in. Yes, I'd love for everyone to die of old age in their sleep, painlessly and seamlessly, but that seems to rarely happen.
We also have a part to play in how we want to deal with this....help others, take it a day at a time, or not. Sometimes it's hard. OK, a lot of times it is hard, but it is where we are at present.
I think I've probably said all the above before, but I really do think it bears repeating. Discover how strong you are. Discover how giving and forward looking you can be. Do what you can, grumble at what you can't, and see what else good is around the corner. And yes....God or your higher power or Earth Mother, might just have a hand in the good which comes out of it....and so may you.