Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Is life fair?

I’m going through a rough patch. Well, not myself personally just people whom I know and love.

I found out yesterday that one of my dearest friends has lung cancer and she never even smoked.

And one of the cutest little babies in my life has to have a feeding tube put through his nose to try to stop him from aspirating food into his lungs when he swallows.

In a conversation with another friend we decided life isn’t fair, and the older we get the more we see of this unfairness.

Even so, we must stay positive and think good thoughts for healing miracles to make our loved ones better.

And maybe a pretty picture will help too.

Jelly Fish at the Monterey CA Aquarium

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Madeline. I've been avoiding posting any comments since my dad passed away on Sunday morning. It was always an honour to have him as my father and I felt extremely privileged to be his son. The last 3 years of his life were a challenge and yet he dealt with this with the same courage and selflessness in which he had lived his entire life. It would have been/was very easy to think that this was an extremely unfair situation for a man who had given so much to so many. The realities of life can sometimes make it difficult to see justice and fairness playing out in a manner which we can reconcile with a preconceived understanding of how things should be. Mother Theresa said 'I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much'. We could drive ourselves to distraction if we attempting to rationalise all the challenges and difficulties which life tends to throw our way. What I have discovered are the amazing blessings which so often come out of adversity. I am thinking of you at this time. Best wishes. Jeff.