Stuff Happens

Life is like a box of chocolates:  Some days, it’s a surprise in every bite! Other days, it’s just little piles of brown stuff.

C’est la vie (That’s life).  Get used to it: Stuff Happens.

This last 24 hours had a major whiff.  Partway through, I offered my standard:  “I guess this is what being a family is all about: the good, the bad, and the ugly.”  [Yes, I do use that phrase every six months.]

1/2/12’s lessons are still gellin’, but I already got this: “Life is 10% of what happens to you, and 90% of how you respond to it.”  Life is imperfect. When those imperfections occur, most of us do a knee-jerk.  Take your pick: cussing, grousing, or crying.  After that initial minute, though, a quick reality check is in order.  For starters, remember the Cross.

…. Yup, that should do it. If that fails (which it shouldn’t, but…):

How important is this in the grand scheme of things?

Can I just move on?

Who has it worse today than I do?

How do I fix it?

Do I need to apologize? Forgive?

What would Mom do?  😉

So—now that I’ve sorted through the events of this last day, I can’t help but giggle sheepishly.  On this Blog two days ago, I threw out the gauntlet to 2012: “Anything you’ve got, bring it.”

Well, …  …I didn’t mean all in one day.

= – = – =

Romans 8:18         For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Romans 8:28         And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Psalm 34:19          Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.
Romans 3:10         There is none righteous, no, not one
Matthew 28:20b    lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
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3 Responses to Stuff Happens

  1. Just Me says:

    Praying for you and yours…

  2. Tamz says:

    I will pray as soon as I stop laughing at the last part: “…. all in one day.”

    Ok, praying now….

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