Thursday, July 8, 2010
As a child being scared to death of certain types of movies I can recall what my Great-Grandmother would tell me, “Honey, it is only a movie, there is nothing to fear.” I have carried those words with me my entire life and while the words do not apply to adult situations, the sentiment does.
Nothing really is, as it seems, just like in the movies and sometimes, we as adults forget this optical illusion. We get caught up in our daily drudge, our muddling through the days, our moments of self-pity and we forget life is not as it seems.
I have never had an abundance of good fortune and have learned to live with, “if it can go wrong it will.” I expect it, I even plan for it, but muddle and drudge and self-pity I try to hold at bay, how?
I call on the words of my great-grandmother and I just replace “a movie,” with the word, life. “Honey, it is only life, there is nothing to fear.” Then I open my eyes, my heart and I take note.
As awful as my life may seem at any given point in time, when wishes are all I think I have left, I just say thank you. Thank you because as I look around and while taking note I realize, “nothing truly is as it seems.”
I can always look and find someone whom is worse off than I. Someone who needs my help, my out reached hand and when I reach out. Well, I worry no more of keeping those feelings at bay. They are replaced with joy.
The joy in knowing, “nothing really is as it seems,” and once again I say thank you.