February 26, 2010

So I over Heard....

Since I work a job where I really have a lot of time by myself to think, don't get me wrong its a lot of hard work, physically, but my mind is kind of freed up.....so I either am deep in thought, or totally EAVES dropping...is that the right phrase?

Lets just say I have BIG ol' listening ears.  I don't really remember what is said, and some times I will totally join in on a conversation and often think....opps should I have said something??? 

Anyway, yesterday as I was going down the hall ways wiping down and dusting chairs, I heard someone speaking to another person....this is what I caught...

"I don't want to hear you complaining how bad your life is.  Do you have a job?  when right now its hard to find a job???  Do you have a roof over your head?  Clean clothes on?  Food in your belly?   You do not have it bad?  You don't have it the worst!  Are you standing on the street corner in the freezing weather, not eaten for several days?  Not showered?  Changed your clothes in how long?   Living in a grass hut???  I don't want to hear how bad you have it because you don't have it bad at all! So stop your complaining!" 

As I sat wiping the foot prints off the bottom of the black swivel chair, I listened as if she was speaking to me...she did turn the corner and we did talk for a bit, well she just complained to me about one of her complaining co-workers...but anyway the thought came to me.....I really do not have it that bad....even though the possibilty of those things happening to me, feel closer and closer, BUT they are NOT! 

I truly have been blessed with small miracles in my life, a random check in the mail, a few extra customers at the restaurant, finding a job in housekeeping even though most times I feel like I should be doing something more with my degree, a husband that is able to watch the kids.  I am grateful for the job.  Anyway, all though I feel overwhelmed and like I have had all that I can handle, I know that someone is looking out for me, and that I am blessed daily. 


Jessica said...

I have to remind myself way too often that I have it great compared to many others. Sometimes its hard to realize what we have when all we focus on is what we don't. Its amazing how blessed we really are.

Happy Friday Corrine! :)

Jess said...

Oops.. I was logged into my other google account.

But none the less, we are blessed! :)


Michelle said...

Aww...what a great perspective! Keep at it!

Angela said...

Yes you are blessed especially with those loveable kids of yours.

Remember that even though others may be in a worse position your feelings still count. It is ok to have a bad day once in awhile.

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Yvonne said...

Some days it is tough to see the blessings, and those are the days we need to look harder.

I guess we should stop and count our blessings and not the things we don't have. You always do a good job of that.

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