Friday, 12 June 2009

Being thankful in the face of adversity

I was once again reminded today of how we sometimes cannot see the forest for the trees. Sometimes our own problems are so big, we do not appreciate how a little kindness or thoughtfulness from our side can greatly improve somebody's life.

The problem that I am presently facing is the lack of cashflow - getting the money that I have worked for to get into my pocket. A dear friend sent me a movie showing a child too hungry even too eat! AND I am the one complaining.

So today my prayer is:
"Thank you for reminding me of all the blessings I have received. May I never forget to offer my assistance to others."

Friday, 5 June 2009

Having children is not easy

Somedays I feel lika a character on an American sitcom, something like the father on Fresh Prince or the Huckstables. Completely past my sell-by-date! Don't get me wrong, I love my children and wish I coud do more for them. The problem is that often I cannot do more.

More than ever I appreciate now the institution of marriage. At least you have an ally and someone with whom you can discuss the problems and way to tackle them. It is also unfortunate we do not have support groupd for divorced fathers?