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    Preach Charlie! I love everything that you said. It is so easy to focus on the bad in troubled times, but our challenge as humans is to celebrate the good in such times. It's not easy, but with practice we can get close to perfect at it. I do agree with you about feeling gratitude. I have gotten into the habit when I feel myself sinking into despair to ask, "What if things were worse?" As soon as I answer, I begin to feel much better.

    You're funny. I don't think many men will ignore a beautiful set of legs strolling down the street even in their darkest of moments. :-)

    Happy Thursday to you too and nice to meet you!


    Hi Tameka -

    WOW you write most impressively. I'm subscribing and I'm not going to take no for an answer. I'll sit here at your doorway until you give me what you owe me; my VIP pass. Final, and no discussions about it.

    It sounds to me that you're talking a lot about finding "our gratitude". Whatcha think? I struggle daily as you and your readers do as well. One course of action I try to take when it rains on my life, is to give thanks. Gratitude is plentiful in even the lowest of times; we must open our eyes to savor those blessings.

    We often miss the most simplest of life's sweet kisses, blessings, because we can get all into our own woes. Often times, our minds are far out into the future and we fail to enjoy just a simple "hello" smile from a passing stranger. Even better when there's a pair of awesome legs strutting along with her mini, lol...but I think you understand my point. Gosh, stop screaming at me Tameka. Let me be a guy and get over it, lol ;).

    As you say above, rain brings life. We need to acknowledge and be grateful, for I believe God has only good in store for us in our lives. We must get out of the way and just "let it blossom" for us all.

    Another wonderfully expressed and perfectly written post. Happy Thursday to you. :)


    Thanks Jim. Yes, I do believe that to be the case in some instances. We often feel helpless when our loved ones are in trouble or hurting and we feel that we can't help. Personally, I don't mind talking about my situation when I'm in need of help. I find it healing and when people acknowledge my pain or need of help I feel a deep connection and also I feel closer to a solution. But we all handle adversity differently. I love having learning about how others process things. It's fascinating!

    Really nicely written.... Your use of storms to represent those times in our life is wonderful. Do you think people stay away in part due to the fact that they do not want you to need to address the elephant in the room? When I had some health problems, I really did not want to keep explaining what happened and what was going on, even though I knew people were trying to be nice. Maybe that is just me.


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