May 16, 2013

Blog Every Day in May [Day 16]

Day 16, Thursday: Something difficult about your "lot in life"
 and how you're working to overcome it
I'm going to be honest, I've got NOTHING
for this prompt.

Has my life had challenges? YES!

Were there really rough times? SURE!

But, I was raised in a loving family,
with two amazing parents and two
fabulous baby sisters.

Until I was in third grade I had
three great grandmothers,
one great grandfather,
three great uncles,
three great aunts,
and ALL of my grandparents alive.

 Amazing right?!?!

No one in my immediate family is/has suffered
from a terminal disease.

Both of my parents and my sisters
are in good health and we have good genes
on our side from both family trees.

 To be honest, and probably a bit trite,
the only thing I can think that would make
' my lot in life' better or easier would be

Incredibly superficial and selfish, I know.
But, if my family had 'more money' our lives
would be much easier.

But who's wouldn't?!?!

Not to humble brag, but we are a comfortable
middle class family that is able to enjoy
the fun in life, but without the luxury
of being extravagant.

I can't imagine the burden of raising three daughters
on an Army salary the way my parents have done.

I am sure there were sleepless nights,
fears and times of feverish prayer,
but we are all grown up and have 'made it'.

My family and myself have share our times
of hardship, where we've had to
'Lean on Jesus a bit more'
and work really hard.

Yet, over all I can't say we have
a 'difficult lot in life'.

Being in the upper class would be great,
life would be easier
and less stressful.

But at the end of the day I am fully aware:


Jenn said...

I'm with you, 100%. When life is good, and "more money" is your only real complaint, you're pretty darn lucky! My post was basically the same idea :)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love that quote! Couldn't agree with it more.

Aleshea said...

I agree. Yes, life can be rough at times but for the most part i'm super blessed. There is always someone worse off than you.

Allison said...

I feel the same way. It would be nice to be a little more comfortable financially, but the truth is, no matter how much money you have, it's not ever going to feel like enough. Life can be so rich even on the broke days :)

Nikki said...

AMEN sista! I love this post!

Cece said...

Love this! It's so true. Money doesn't buy happiness and it's not everything but it certainly helps keep the bills paid!