Friday, July 8, 2011

Why Get Upset

She smiles as she views her progress
Everything in order
Neat and tidy
gardens groomed almost daily
A surprise storm
 torrential rains and
the wind blew mightily
rain needed - but
screens blown off porch
limbs everywhere
screen door hanging by hinges
Lucky no tree fell
on cottage
Just everything looked so nice
for family visits
soon
Then the thought
- and she feels ashamed -
in light of what is occurring
in the world and in some lives
this is nothing.

"Why get upset if you can do something about it?
And, if you can't do anything abut it, then why get upset
~~Robert Thurman~~ Tricycle Daily Dharma

12 comments:

sallysmom said...

"in light of what is occurring
in the world and in some lives
this is nothing"
You are so right. Now, if we could all just remember this.
Sallysmom

judemiller1 said...

I like the quote! I have been trying to live that for the last 5 years.

Sharon said...

What matters is that we get over our initial disappointment when things don't go exactly right. Then we can put things in perspective and put right what we can.

Your honesty and personal reflection are inspiring ~

Balisha said...

I know just how you feel...glad you are safe and your house is OK. If we could only remember that quote. Balisha

mermaid said...

You get upset because you are human and wired to sense and act on danger. You just want your things in order. Sure the world is suffering, but you can be, too, no matter what upsets you (how big or small:)

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

sallysmom, Judy, Balisha and Sharon thanks for your comments.
Kaveri, you heal me with your words :) The mess still bothers me.

Cape Cod Kitty said...

Striving to live by those very words....those storms are rolling through here, too. VERY heavy rain and wind. Another batch on the way now.
We need the rain.
Hope the clean-up will not be too hard.

Beverly said...

man, that must have been a bad storm....I hope it is back to normal soon...

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Beverly, through my homestead - it was bad....

Freda said...

I've just found your blog and like the way that you write and your view on life. The quote helps us to understand how we are meant to react in the world when we come across pain, evil and distress. It helps to know we cannot always help. Thank you for sharing the ageing journey the way that you are.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Freda, thank you :)

Christy said...

Words of Wisdom Friend...checking in on you to see if all is well...and say a friendly hello...Hugs!