I’m not going to lie, but I’m sure you know, Life’s Hard! I would even imagine it’s difficult for celebrities, but man wouldn’t it be nice to have their money! Yes please!! 🙂
I especially got down the other day when I read a news article from Manufacturing Economy Daily, September 14, 2011 edition that said that poverty levels have risen in the last year. But I guess on a good note it also had an article on Maserati Unveiling an SUV to be made in Michigan.
I’ll admit, my biggest fear is being homeless and living under a bridge living in a box and there are people out there who try to make our life hell and cause us to get closer to that breaking point every day. But I’m really not trying to focus on the bad of life, I promise!
Have you ever heard that Kenny Chesney song, Old Blue Chair?
He’s talking about the way he sees his world/life while sitting in that old blue chair. Sometimes the bads in life slow us down, cause us problems, make us worry, definitely make us worry, but maybe if we had that old blue chair to look at our lives where they’re going and where we’ve been, there is always a positive to be found. Now there are definitely some of those, “Why” moments but there are good moments that come too!
A friend of mine on facebook the other day said she applied for a job a few months back and didn’t get it. She was pretty bummed, but then that job was one that was done away with in the last few days. She said she just needed to learn to trust God more because he knew what was best. Now don’t get me wrong, I will not push my belief’s off on you, but I truly believe that statement is correct. There are a lot of times in my life I need to sit back, take it one day at a time, and know that God has my best interest at heart.
One that I always go back to when thinking of things like this happened a few years ago with a very hard break-up. I couldn’t see why at that point in my life things happened the way they did, but God knew. So I prayed really hard every night to if nothing else, ease the pain. I didn’t want to go back to the way things were, I figured if that was what was to happen, well it would happen, I just didn’t want to cry myself to sleep every night so I asked for some ease of the pain. And then the stranger from the past re-appeared into my life, as if out of the blue. You can say God intervened, you can be skeptical and say it was coincidence, you can say it was fate, you can call it what you want but I believe in my heart that was God’s doing!
But I digress just a bit.
Last year when we bought our house, there was this old ratty looking aqua chair in the tree line just sitting there, wearing away with the hands of time. It was such an interesting chair that I dug it out of the fence row and moved it into the front yard for decoration. And for the last year I’ve been telling hubby that I wanted to paint it blue.
I wanted my blue chair so that if I got down on the state of the world (which is easy to do with the news media) or life started seeming “hard” that I could go sit in my blue chair, reflect on my life, look at all that we have, all that we work for on a daily basis, and just the beauty of life.
If you remember back to September 1st I had my first A&P test. I was really stressed out by that test too, maybe even more than I should have been (so stressed out that in fact I answered 2 questions wrong and I knew the answer, duh), but when I got home that night, I pulled in my driveway to see this waiting for me.
After a year of claiming I would paint that old aqua chair blue, hubby raced home one night to have this waiting for me when I got home.
So whether you have a blue chair or not, if life seems hard on you, just find a spot, sit and look at all the good and wonderful things in life, I’m sure you’ll find more than one thing you can be happy about.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3-_omoYPsI]