Welcome to A Life Examined

What is the examined life? A life worth living! As I look at the road ahead, I take all the baggage from the past and use it as experience - the pain and the passion, the sorrow and the joy - allowing it to carve wisdom into my mind and hope into my spirit.
There is no experience that can't be useful to me at some point in my life. There is no lesson learned that cannot make a contribution to the future.
A tiny drop of water is a part of the ocean. A tiny speck in the night sky is a ginormous star in the distance. It all depends on perspective.
So, this examined life is to offer reflections in the hope of discussing things which are of value to myself and to others.
Love, Sarah






Thursday, 11 October 2012

Rough day

Today was only slightly better than yesterday and yesterday was just about the worst day I've had in a very long time.
Today I was recovering from yesterday: Metaphorically speaking, I think I managed to fly a little today, though the skies were still dreary and the wind was hard to bear...
A couple very close to us decided they needed time and space from us. Seems I pushed a button I shouldn't have (I am sorry) and they've got enough on their plates and don't want to process anything further.
Ouch!
My son has decided to test boundaries - I guess that never ends - after being a gem for weeks and weeks...
I have too much work, not enough time, company to enjoy and not enough time to enjoy them.
So, although I am tremendously blessed I seem to have temporarily forgotten that, because today was an internally gloomy day.
Every friend is a blessing. My friends who have taken a break from us won't read this. I'm not sure they know this blog exists. But if they do, and if they do, I love you my friends.

Scarlett O' Hara had a great line for an evening like this:
"Tomorrow is another day!"

Be joyful in all circumstances, for with the pain comes the opportunity for a deeper joy to come.
Be grateful for what you have, for it can be gone in an instant.
Be at peace with yourself, even when it means being humbled by others.
Joy, gratitude, peace: valuable gifts to be sought after and cherished.
And of course, God is always beside us, flying when we fly and lifting us up when we tumble.

Be blessed.

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