Monday, November 9, 2009

The Question

Do you ever sit and wonder "why"? Why now? Why this? Why them? Why me? WHY?

Over the last year or so I have wondered "why" many times. Unfortunately, I have to admit that I haven't found an answer yet. I wonder why someone gets sick, why someone lost their job, why someone was taken from us much too early. I like to think that there is a plan for all of us and everything happens for a reason, but sometimes it is really hard to believe that its true.

I don't understand when people act in ways that are risky, that have the potential of hurting themselves or someone else. Shouldn't we all do our best to take care of ourselves and the ones we love? Even those we might not love but just for the simple reason that they are people too, with families and friends and futures.

So much can go wrong in our lives that we have no control over, why not do all we can to make the things we can control a little bit better? We all deserve a chance to live a healthy, happy and fulfilling life.

I also ask other "why" questions, but of a different sort. Like "why am I so lucky to have a supportive family who will always be there for me?" or "why am I so lucky to get to experience life in New York and all it has to offer?" and "why am I lucky enough not to be alergic to peanuts and peanut butter?"

The good in my life FAR exceeds the not so good, and I am so incredibly lucky and fortunate to have all that I do in life, but maybe that's why the not so great points in life stick out so much at times. Because of the uncertainty in life, I try to look for the good in things. I'm not successful 100% of the time, but I hope that I am 90-95%. It's so important to enjoy life and get as much from it that we can. You never know what is going to happen tomorrow so take advantage of today!

1 comment:

Chris said...

Great post. Now you've got me asking why....

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