That's just what happened to me a couple of days ago! I've a hunch it may resonate with some of you, too:
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"How can we all follow what is going on in Japan and not be affected? I know, some will watch in disbelief, but how many will say to themselves as they watch that since it isn't happening to me the impact is less. I bet most of us do that.
We instead focus on our responsibilities in life. We worry about kids, spouses, family members and friends. We deal with the pressures in our lives, financial and otherwise.
If you are like me, you worry about balance in life.
Then I started thinking, how many in Japan who survived had those same pressures and then because of Mother Nature, everything else suddenly became secondary? We wake up every morning and wonder what the new day has in store for us.
As I sit here I am starting to wonder if the struggles we have in life are totally overblown. We must deal with them one day at a time and realize that we have much for which to be thankful. Yes, it is a tired cliche that is used to make us feel better, but the truth is, no matter how tough we think things are, there are many people who have it worse. That doesn't necessarily make things better, but it does put thing into perspective.
I know it is one of my goals, to finally get some balance in my life. I always feel I should be doing more to help those less fortunate. Helping, even a little, makes you feel good. I know it does for me."
(Inside Hotel Today)