Monday, May 23, 2011

Finding a Balance

So many tragedies, so many natural disasters - it's hard to find a balance.  I look at the things I love, the things I like to do, the day-to-day work that has to be done.  I think - those people are just like me, they had things they loved - gone!  Things they like to do - gone! They had people they loved - gone! From Japan on through today and Joplin, Missouri and Minneapolis people sift through debris trying to find the life they had.  How do they deal with the loved ones they've lost, the pets?  Maybe they had a garden, a blog, their jobs, their livelihood - now they're displaced. How are they dealing with it?  Then I say, try to enjoy what YOU have, Diane.  I do, but it haunts me.  People are still suffering, animals are still suffering.  Where's the balance?   How are you finding the balance?    Diane

6 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It is hard to understand why these things have to happen.I do believe that for those of us who still have our loved ones,pets and things,we need to cherish them and use each moment to glorify God.

Pondside said...

It`s so hard, Diane. I don`t understand, but I find balance in just doing the best that I can, telling my family that I love them and trying to pray at the end of every day.

June said...

It is so hard isn't Diane? If you are like me, it's seems almost beyond belief. What helps me through is to pray a lot for those who I know must be suffering, realizing that it could me next and others will then be praying for me. We are all connected in this world and it affects us all.
A wonderful post!
sending hugs...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I don't have an answer, Diane---but in the midst of all of the tragedy and pain, I find some joy by being out in nature and enjoying the beauty which is still all around me. AND--seeing the gorgeous flowers blooming brings JOY. Maybe that is my balance...

Hugs and prayers for all who have lost so much,
Betsy

polkadotpeticoat said...

So sad....

mudderbear said...

You have a good heart, Diane. You can't just look the other way. I always hope someone somewhere is doing what they can to help. I also believe God will hear those who call to Him. I still get scared, though. Are things okay with you? How is your family now with all this? You are in my prayers. Stay strong.