Count Your Blessings

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You ever had a week where you spend more time thinking that you just have too much bad luck coming your way?

Seems like no matter what you do, you can’t get ahead and for every step forward, you are two steps farther behind.

And then if that wasn’t enough, life doesn’t seem very fair, because too many times, the good guys don’t make as much head way as the bad ones.

There are three ways to look at this situation, best I can tell.

The first one, well you could spend some time figuring out what sins you committed and if there are a lot of them, you might realize that maybe the bad guy isn’t doing so well after all. Reckoning our sins is not a particularly popular activity anymore, mainly because when you do it right, it’s painful. There are way more things we do in a week, that we would just as soon not admit to,  especially if you have to count things like yelling at the driver next to you, enmity, strife,  selfishness, grudge holding, little white lies, and cussing. I bring up cussing because I love to do that and most of the time I pretend its okay that I do it – unfortunately there might be similar reasons for some other items in the list.

The second way to deal with a very bad week is to feel sorry for yourself. Like the character in Lil’ Abner who always had the cloud over his head, you could carry the burden of the world’s biggest jinx on your shoulders. This one make