Sunday, December 25, 2005

All of you prepare to boo the Beak

I want to talk about the key to happines. No doubt we get disappointments and curveballs thrown into our lives. There are times that life seems to be all frustration and joy.

Yet I am reminded with some of these cases how lucky I am each and every day. A seventy year old working two jobs to support her developmentaly disabled adult children. No doubt this woman would be angry at you if you showed her pity for children she loves. A man finds out his fourteen year old daughter is not his and is rushing to adopt the girl he loves and raised from day one. Paternity does not change the fact that I am the only father this child has ever known nor my love for this child. A woman raises a child from birth sends him to European schools but can not be reunited with her child because her country permits gaurdianship not adoption.

I look at some of these cases and am floored at the adversity and the nobility that some show in the face of adversity. How easy would life be if that woman decided that the state should care for her kids ? How many men would cling to a child that may have been duped into supporting ? The womans setbacks will not stop her from loving a boy she considers her son. Sometimes we are capable of great nobility of spirit.

Yet the key to finding happiness in life is to be thankful with our own lots in life.
It is true that we sometimes envy the lots of others and wish our burdens were less.However , out there is sombody who would think our burdens are trivial.

Now commence booing.

8 comments:

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

"When I saw a child drinking from his hands, I threw my cup away" - Diogenes

(and Mr. Beamish doin' Farmer John impressions)

beakerkin said...

Mr Beamish that is great

How about Shakespeare on Ducky

He has more earwax then brains

Warren said...

"How bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes!"

As You Like it, Act V.

Esther said...

Awesome post, Beak. Why did you think you'd get boo'd?

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Coz I ain't booed him yet.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

just kiddin'

beakerkin said...

Esther

All blogs have a format and from time to time we step away from that format. The reader knows what is generaly in store when they go to a blog. Sometimes we will get something unexpected. A post on finding hapiness is unusal for this blog.

Dymphna said...

It's not about finding happiness. It's about *making* happiness -- or rather, taking joy in life.

There is so much deadness before we die it behooves us to remove, make a work-around, or simply ignore what brings us down.

Some people call it grace.

Esther said...

Aw, but it was a nice surprise. :)