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Do we have it that bad?

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WhtDove
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0 posted 06-28-2001 10:33 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I sit here and ponder
How we could complain
Our problems seem small
Against others real pain

You've had a bad day
Or so it's you thought
Til' you hear others problems
And how much they're distraught

You have no idea
Just how good life can be
So count your small blessings
Pray upon bended knee

Be thankful for life
And all that you're given
What God's done for us
and the life that were livin'

_____________________________


Some days we grumble and moan only to realize it hasn't amounted
to a hill of beans compared to what others go through. We really
don't have it as bad as we think. Stop and count your blessings.
~God blesses all~

<*\\\><    
Know Jesus, Know Peace
No Jesus, No Peace

I don't question YOUR existance - GOD

© Copyright 2001 WhtDove - All Rights Reserved
Joyce Johnson
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1 posted 06-28-2001 11:42 PM       View Profile for Joyce Johnson   Email Joyce Johnson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Joyce Johnson

You are so right White Dove.  We're in this world together.  Joyce
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2 posted 06-29-2001 11:13 AM       View Profile for scout   Email scout   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit scout's Home Page   View IP for scout

This poem is so true, I used to always think I had it bad, i was so ignorant.  If i twisted the words of what the bible says, Instead of the guy not noticing the plank in his eye, and noticing the speck in the other guy, I'm the other guy who only notices the speck in my eye, and not the plank in others.  Although that is really twisting the Bible around, but I hope you can understand that.

xscoutx
"Son of man with one blow I am about to take away from you the delight of your eyes. Yet do not lament or weep or shed any tears."-Eze.24:16

illusion
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3 posted 06-29-2001 02:55 PM       View Profile for illusion   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for illusion

This is a great reminder for me today.   I've been guilty of grumbling - but I'll put the grumbles on hold and busy myself with my blessings.   Good job!
WhtDove
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4 posted 06-29-2001 03:18 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Thank you Joyce!  

Scout, I think I understand what you're saying. There is "saying" that we judge ourselves the harshest, but I really don't think so sometimes. I think we see the "problems" or "sins" others have, but tend not too look at our own.  

But when it comes to problems, our own seem like mountains, but when we look at others troubles, our really don't seem quite that big.

Illusion, I've been guilty of the same! That's what brought the poem about.
I have a dear friend who's struggled and is struggling with some very severe things.
And after talking with this person, it really made me stop and think about what I was complaining about. It made me change my mind in a hurry. My problems were piddly compared to theirs. I had no reason at all to be complaining. I'm thankful I'm healthy, I have 3 beautiful childen, a good job, food to eat, eyesight...and so much more. I can take a walk, enjoy the outdoors. So many things we take for granted, that are truly a blessing when brought to our attention.

  Thanks all!  

<*\\\><    
Know Jesus, Know Peace
No Jesus, No Peace

I don't question YOUR existance - GOD

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5 posted 06-29-2001 07:09 PM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

WhtDove:  There are so very many worse of than we are and you don't have to look far to find them! Great reminder!

Betty Lou Hebert

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White Dove,

When we are vistited by Missionaries from 3rd world countries, their testimonies and photographs are usually a real good reality check for me.  I do thank God for the life that He has given me and I do thank you for the reminder that I don't really have it that bad.   Bob <><
WhtDove
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7 posted 07-01-2001 09:04 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Yes Betty, it's sad though. We have to look at other people's misfortunes to realize just how good we have it.

Bob even seeing them on tv is enough to give us a reality check. It's sad, it truly is.
Thank you Bob!

<*\\\><    
Know Jesus, Know Peace
No Jesus, No Peace

I don't question YOUR existance - GOD

Lone Wolf
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8 posted 07-02-2001 06:25 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Amen!!  We do have much to be thankful for in our lives.  Loved this!  

All writing comes
by the grace of God.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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9 posted 07-06-2001 03:23 AM       View Profile for anonymous albert ?   Email anonymous albert ?   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anonymous albert ?

this is true...but as you Thank God for your blessing...life sometimes gets to you and it becomes hard to see the blessing instaed of all the pain...but another thing that always pains me is too see others suffer..esp blameless children...and this was a VERY inspring piece...thanks for sharing it Betty

im addicted to passions in poetry!...are you?

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10 posted 07-06-2001 11:41 AM       View Profile for 2dalimit   Email 2dalimit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2dalimit

...Our problems seem small
Against others real pain...


I agree. And thanks for the reminder.

Melton
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Lone Wolf we do. Sometimes we just need a reminder to see it.  


anonymous albert ? I do know what you're talking about. I've been there many times.
Many times it's been very difficult to see my blessings. Or I could see them, I could count them, I just wasn't very happy about them. I really don't know how to put that one except to say it's depression. You knew you should be happy for them, but you just weren't.  And it's always very heartbreaking to see others suffer, especially those little children.  Thank you, and God bless.


2dalimit you're welcome, and thank you as well.  

<*\\\><    
Know Jesus, Know Peace
No Jesus, No Peace

I don't question YOUR existance - GOD

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precious words here
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