We Are Blessed & Fortunate

Posted: September 6, 2013 in Great Images Minus My 2 Cents
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  1. 메간 says:

    I like this 🙂 I take too much of what I have for granted and always want something more or something better. It’s good to put things into perspective like this.

    • Rahburt says:

      right there with you dear. it’s ok to have goals and strive for better things, but like you said we need to appreciate what we do have 🙂

  2. BeWithUs says:

    Yes…indeed we are, my friend! Thank you for sharing!! Cheers~ 😀

  3. This is a very good reminder of all those things that we take for granted! Good to read on a day when I feel like having a moan because my life isn’t how I’d like it to be – but really, who’s life is!!? No actually, I don’t moan any more, that’s something I did when I was a teenager, there’s no-one listening now!! 😀

    I do know someone who can’t read, caused by a head injury, his memory was never the same afterwards especially for reading, he struggled for a year or more with a tutor to help him regain what he’d lost, but it just didn’t work. He’s relied on friends to read his letters to him, bank statements – all those really important documents, that no-one else should see. Terribly vulnerable, and he’s getting on in years these days, in his 80’s now, and no family at all. The ability to read is so precious, none of us would be on here if we couldn’t! A good way to get a feeling of what it would be like not to be able to read is to try reading a blog in a language you can’t understand – Russian for example, makes you feel 3 years old again, relying on the pictures to work out what it’s all about! 🙂

    • Rahburt says:

      i need this to be shoved in my face constantly to remind me as well. heck i need to read it right now, ha. and you’re right even when we get our lives to where we want, give us a little time and we’re ready for another change :-/.

      thanks for sharing that great little bit of awakening info. did he get frustrated with his inability to read or was his cognitive damage to severe to? great reminder Suzy. ha, yes trying to decipher another language definitely puts in our place.

      • I was never sure if it was to do with how much brain damage it caused or if it was just his frustration with forgetting words he’d learnt again. I’m not sure he knew either. His speech was affected a little, but he seems to have a fairly good memory otherwise. He was hit by someone at work, and fell back on some metal machinery in the factory, injured the back of his head, and was in a coma for a while. There are so many parts of the brain, it all depends on what part gets damaged I guess. He’s done well though, despite his reading setbacks he seems to have had a good quality of life.

        Yeah, I think this is one of those thought provoking pieces to have as a poster on the wall, by the bed, so it’s the first thing to be seen when waking up! 🙂

      • Rahburt says:

        that is crazy how certain things worked and others not so much. you’re right it all depends on what part was hurt. i am glad to hear that you believe his quality of life was still pretty good. it’s quite tragic how the injury occurred though :-/.

        couldn’t agree more. great thinking word muser!

      • Just noticed your Instagram pictures Robert! How did I not notice that before!? Was it there, and I just wasn’t paying attention? And that’s you playing Baseball!!! 😀 So what age were you there – 17-18? You look great – that’s a lovely photo to have of yourself! Do you know, I’ve never seen that game played in real life, only little bit’s of it on television and sometimes in films. In fact I haven’t even seen a football game either – a British one, and I’ve had a football ground right on my doorstep for over 20 years now – how lazy am I!! I love to hear the roar of the crowd though when the home team scores a goal – a good positive vibe in the air! 😀

        I’d make a comment on your Instagram, but I don’t have an account, I’ve never got into Instagram. I love your confidence in putting up your pictures, not so keen on posting too many of myself. 😐 Just thinking – is that Intsagram? It says Statigram – I’m confused now!!

      • Rahburt says:

        ha, because i just added it. so actually you are quite observant ;). yup, that was my throwback thursday picture. you guessed correctly, 18. right before i graduated high school. thank you for the lovely compliment! ha, well get your butt up and to a game! that’s does sound amazing though, your ability to hear the crowd. well you made a comment here so it’s ok :). yeah i just recently started to post things there consistently. some people post multiple pictures per day :-/. thank you, and maybe you’re just shy. because you are pretty enough to share them. ha, it’s instagram but i like the ease of viewing the pictures on Statigram. i may do a post here in the future showing my recent trip to california and my therapy pictures.

      • Yes, shyness in posting pictures of myself, I think it’s because they feel very personal. But I suppose writing is VERY personal, but I’ve no problems there. But, I did have a problem uploading my voice, didn’t I? It feels like pieces of me being distributed into the universe – I think I like to keep all the bits of me safely to myself! 😉

        That would be great to see pictures of what you got up to in California with your therapy! Do you mean on the blog or instagram? I love personal posts from people I’m following, it’s always really interesting! 🙂

  4. ashadeofpen says:

    This is very inspiring post.. I feel blessed already 🙂 🙂

  5. Amazing! “The life that we are living (which we too often curse) is also a dream of Millions!” 🙂

  6. ciao! a reality that has a long history.

  7. This is really something to think about… Thanks for this! (And thanks by the way for dropping by TMiM!) I’ve read about your story the last time I was here — so inspiring what you are doing, Rahburt (Robert)! That should be the spirit!!! You made me think of all the challenges I’m going through at the moment… and I said to myself “You should really stop complaining.” I cried and cried… and that probably explains why I could not leave a message last time in response to your sharing, but I did click the ‘like’ button — of course. Mabuhay ka!

    • robertmudge says:

      thanks so much for sharing that. it helps me knowing i help others from time to time. it says a lot about you as a person to stop and honestly reflect on your challenges and grab a hold of them. really a great comment. you have impacted me now also :). i too need to remember this graphic also because there are things that i take for granted also. i had to google you end note 😀

      • Wow! Thanks for this reply. Mabuhay ka — it’s a Filipino expression which could not really be captured well in English translation. It’s wishing a person a better and longer life and at the same time a form of gratitude and praise for having inspired or moved a Filipino in a special way. Hope my previous message didn’t make you feel awkward — not my intention at all.

      • robertmudge says:

        wow, awesome! so i’m even more honored now that you chose such a great expression to throw my way. no, no awkwardness at all! super appreciated. Mabuhay ka back at ya 🙂

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