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Monday, October 18, 2010

I am so grateful for my life.


  1. I'm always so torn on how to react to stories like this. Because on one hand, it makes you think, "Wow, I should really appreciate my life more, because at least I'm not like this woman who lost it all."

    But on the other hand, I feel guilty for thinking that, because it's essentially pity, and pity does no one any favors. If that's the case, though, then you're forced to say, "So, what's so special about HER? She's just living her life. Leave her alone."

    Does that make any sense? I'm honestly not trying to criticize anyone or anything -- I just have no idea how to process the emotions stuff like this brings up.

    (P.s. Thanks for posting that - it was really interesting.)

  2. I can understand what you're saying- it's like, should I only be grateful for my life b/c someone else lost 80% of their skin to a fire?

    No. I should be grateful for my life always. But sometimes I need a reminder that even if things don't go as I hope/plan, I still have a life to live. Much like Stephanie, sometimes I endure a trial and lose sight of the bigger picture.

    It's always nice to be reminded that every day is a blessing, and we just have to make the most/best of it.

  3. This woman amazes me, I love reading her blog! Even before her accident she was an amazing woman, but I think she is even more amazing now having the attitude she does with all that has happend.


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