Suffer is an odd sorta word. I mean the word itself doesn't sound awful or horrible. Suffer. Just sounds
like most other words. If I wasn't so busy doing it I might look up the origin of the word. Well, OK, to
be fair my suffering is way down around the zero mark on the suffering meter. That's what I'm thinking about
this morning. Suffering, and how there are such great degrees of suffering. Made myself feel kinda small
minded even thinking that what I'm doing is suffering. You know when suffering at the other end of the meter
is so totally devastating. All I got was headache. Some folks would consider having a headache in my physically
comfortable world would be a great trade off for hunger, disease, war and alla the other stuff folks around the
planet are suffering. I guess it's all a matter of perspective isn't it? I mean here, inside my head, it hurts
like crazy and FEELS like suffering. On the other hand I know that relative to what other folks deal with I'm
blessed that headaches are my worst...and now that I think about it, MY ONLY...problem.
We have a most inspiring fellow here in Australia...well, I think he still lives here, he might be in the States
now, I'm not sure...I haven't actually watched the last video that I'm gonna post. The gent's name is Nick Vujicic.
Now I'm not saying that Nick actually DOES suffer. He has every right to feel like a victim and that he is suffering, but this amazing young man doesn't let suffering enter his picture. You mighta seen him on TV or a video or something. He's a pretty amazing fellow and worth taking a look at his story. He works as a minister and motivation speaker...does a whole lotta work teaching young folks about self esteem and acceptance.
The third video is of a 60 Minutes episode this week. I can't actually sit down and watch TV much these days, the commercials make me nuts and I find my tolerance for the stuff they call programming is extremely limited I checked this morning and found the episode on youtube. I think you might want a hankie or two for this, and I KNOW you're gonna need a coupla hankies for the last one. The most current one. Be forewarned...this is heart touching stuff.
Inspiring fellow isn't he? Sorta puts things in a whole new perspective. New perspective was exactly what I needed today