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, 30 October 2014

New Beginnings Part 3 - Recognizing the blessings in a foreign land

I used to wake up to the sun. My house in Bath, Ontario, Canada overlooked Lake Ontario. Our house sat 50 feet from the lake and my bed overlooked the sunrise.

Today I drove my son to school. It's a short drive from La Cala to Fuengirola, along the Costa del Sol. I drive along the Mediterranean, facing east as I travel.

The sun rises in Spain after 8 am. Today, as every day since my son began school 9 days ago, I drove him to school and faced the red round ball as it came over the horizon. But today was special. Today I realized a blessing. I still get the sunrise in the morning.

It's a simple thing, being blessed. But often it takes us hours, days, even years to realize just how blessed you are.

I am a Christian. But you don't have to be a Christian to be blessed. You just have to realize that in every situation is the opportunity to recognize the blessing in it.

It has taken me 9 repetitions to realize I still experience sunrise every day. I love it. And I am aware, again, just how very loved I am.

God bless you all, readers. May you discover a new blessing today.

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May you enjoy your week ahead, and until next Thursday, Buenos Tardes.

The Universal Wonder of a Beautiful Sunrise
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END NOTE: For those who haven't known me for long, and perhaps for some who have: You might enjoy my other blog:
Life from the Lighthouse -- all about what God shows me when He talks to me and I listen. New posts monthly on the 1st.

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