Saturday, September 20, 2008

Runnin' Buddies.

I had a moment of perspective again yesterday, and wanted to share it with you.

My wife gets tired of my sayings (rightfully so), and one that I beat to death when talking about financial matters is...
"Life throws you curveballs."

The thing is, for many of us, for as much planning and saving as we do, life has a way of consistently presenting us with the unexpected. A lot of us are merely six paychecks away from financial disaster at any one time.

So yesterday I noticed these gentlemen in their wheelchairs, making their way along the street. And I thought about how that can easily be any of us, given a cruel twist of fate.

But I smiled as I found perspective in even their situation...they both have a runnin' buddy. And whether or not they realize it, friends are invaluable.

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3 comments:

Deb Williams said...

SIX paychecks from financial disaster?? i know who i'm coming to next time i need to borrow money.

very sweet.

Luanne said...

Isn't that the truth about money...what a great perspective!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

Well said...bravo.

posthumous pointer
To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded. - Emerson