Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The good, the bad and the unthinkable

WARNING: Serious day...serious blog ahead.

I like to put a disclaimer right at the top for those blog-hopping brethren who are looking for a little lighter fare to cheer up their day. This isn't it. You may click out.

Now if you stayed with me so far I really need to ask you a question that I have no earthly answer for.

Why is it we have this human tendency to rate trouble in our own lives by that old standard, "it could have been worse"?

What I mean is, when some shitty thing happens to us and we feel like wallowing on our pity pot for a while, why is it the one thing that yanks us back to reality is when something shittier is happening to someone else? There is definitely something wrong with this process.

I am wrestling with this today as two dear people I know have had the shittier thing happen. One of them spent 4 hours in surgery today to repair her hand that was severely damaged in a freak accident. The other just notified me that the health tests she has been going through have all but confirmed she has MS.

It wasn't a good day for them. It shook me just to think about what they are both going through.

If I had my SB way, we would all be aware of how fortunate we are without the rude awakenings or the need to learn of someone else's pain.

Oh and one more sure to be there for those going through the shittier thing. And if it is you going through it, I sincerely wish you peace and better days.


  1. I'm sorry to hear what your friends are going through, especially the one with MS. My brother was diagnosed earlier this year. Your friends are fortunate to have you.

  2. Dear jayne d'arcy,

    Thank you for visiting my blog and especially for you kind words. I am sorry to hear that your brother is facing MS. I wish him the very best. I spent the evening learning about the disease in hopes of arming myself with a little knowledge.

    You're a good sister. - Susan


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