Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Perspective

In light of the tragedy that has befallen Haiti, I would like to say how grateful I am for my healthy children, food to put on the table, a husband who works hard for everything we have, and the roof over my head. Human tragedy puts everything into perspective. All the bad/hard stuff in my life just took on a trivial glow.

So, as you go about your day, remember how lucky you are to be you. Remember that a query rejection, or writers block, or the diet that seems so stinking hard to follow might get you down. But you'll be back up before the sun sets.

My heart is with the people of Haiti today. (And so is Suzette's.)

--Bethany

29 comments:

Kristi said...

Bethany - what a lovely post. I share in your gratitude and wish healing for the Haitian community.

DL Hammons said...

Amen!

V. S said...

So very true. God bless us all.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Thank you for this post. A member of our church is at the Haiti Mercy Mission right now, visiting. We sponsor a girl from that same orphanage. Last night was a scary time, but we heard this morning that the orphanage was unharmed. Such a relief!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Well said! Thank you for the reminder to review our blessings. Sometimes it takes a tragedy to force us to look inward.

jenheadjen said...

Thanks Bethany. I was just about to whine about my toothache and how I have to find a new dentist. (Now what to write about?) Thanks for the change of thought. :)

Mary Campbell said...

so horrible - and it does put it all into perspective.

Bethany Mattingly said...

So true, great post!

Wendy (aka quillfeather). said...

Sadly, it is tragic events such as this that puts life into perspective.

A worthy post to bring us all down to earth.

Southpaw said...

My heart goes out to the Haiti and all those affected.

Natalie said...

I've had the same thoughts today. Every time I see a picture of the suffering I ache for the people there, but I'm also so grateful that my family is well and safe. I do hope the recovery effort goes well and they get the things they need soon.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Such a tragedy. My heart goes out to all those people. You're right. We have so much to be grateful for.
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L.T. Elliot said...

Today, I'm stuffed full of gratitude. How very blessed I am. My heart goes out to all the people of Haiti (and has for a long time). God Bless.

Kimberly Franklin said...

So sad, and so true. Lovely post.

beth said...

Amen.

Liza said...

Thank you for reminding me how blessed I am.

Jemi Fraser said...

It's such a horrific scene whenever you turn on the news. Those poor people. I stopped at the Red Cross on my way home today to donate. Hopefully my little part will help bring some relief.

Diana Paz said...

So true, thank you for this post. My heart breaks for the people of Haiti, especially the kids.

~ Tabitha ~ said...

Yes! And let us hope some good will come out of this for the future of Haiti as well.

Wonderful post..thank you.

Little Ms J said...

Lovely sentiment and very true.

Christine Fonseca said...

Amen!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

You're right. After that, the rejections mean nothing. At least I still have a home and my family.

Nisa said...

Thank you for this post, Bethany. It's very hard here. So many members of the church I go to are Haitian and have family there. (like 90% of the branch.) They still don't know if their family members are safe or not. Please, keep them in your prayers!

Caleb said...

Right on.

DK said...

Wise words...

Tamika: said...

You're right. We are blessed. If ever there was a time for prayer it is now. The people of God are needed like never before to storm the altar of the Most High God.

Jesus we need a healing hand. Help us to trust you even when we cannot trace you.

Medeia Sharif said...

The footage is heartbreaking...and it does make me feel grateful for what I have.

Jackee said...

Thanks for the perspective, Bethany. You said it beautifully.

Alyssa said...

Great perspective. I gave each one of my family an extra hug!