Monday, April 20, 2009


I sit here on this rainy Monday morning wondering if I should continue my blog on gardening. I want to; however, I keep having this same thought intruding my mind. Why am I so fortunate?

I am fortunate to have a great family and that includes all my extended family. We are large in numbers and are all very close. My cousins and I grew up seeing a lot of each other and we are good friends.

The friends in my life are also precious. I suppose that is a redundant statement as if they were not precious we would not have the relationship we enjoy.

I have not had to endure any hardships in my life to date. I hope I have not jinxed myself by saying so. I have my health, a lovely marriage with two great kids. We have no major worries, but around me people I hold near and dear are suffering.

My girlfriends have had to deal with the loss of close family members and I have not. They have also had to deal with a lot of hardships and struggle to get to where they are at now. I have not. My life has not been handed to me on a silver platter. I do work hard and appreciate all I have and try not take anything for granted. I do feel guilty at times that I am fortunate and give myself a slap when I complain about trivial things, knowing that ‘it could be worse’.

I guess I keep wondering when it will be my turn to deal with ‘crap’


  1. Cathy stop wondering when the crap will come. If you dwell on it ,it will surly come. You have the right idea relizing how fortunate you are to have a wonderful life. It is all in your perspective. When unpleasant things come your way,you can complain or relize you truly have a wonderful life. Keep on dancing on the bright side of life.

  2. well Cathy, life can be exhilarating and fantastic. It can take you on a wild roller coaster ride. Enjoy the happiness that you are blessed with. Remember that our lives are integrated and along with sharing in each others sorrows the scale will only remain balanced if we also share in each others joys. Happiness is the foundation of family and friends without it there is no anticipation for the future. We must all continue to share our happiness and laughter because it is the only think that makes life worth living. Sometimes we even need to be reminded that even when crap does happen there are still many wonderful things to be thankful for.