Nov 21, 2018

A Little Something To Think About ~

Hope... is the thing with feathers. That perches in the soul 
And sings the tune without the words. 
And never stops at all...

Happiness is not something everyone experiences.  Sounds dramatic, 
but it's true.  Many do not know what it feels like.  Does not matter if it's
 Christmas, a birthday or any day.  Happiness is just not part of their lives.

I was talking to one of the tenants in our hotel, and hearing her story 
I was just very sad because I felt her sadness and unhappiness.  
I always wish I could do so much more for everyone.  

Money is not always the cause of their unhappiness, but it is a big part of it.
Families also play a part of it.  Maybe the biggest part.  Many of my 
tenants have children, but they never see them.  They are 
estranged from each other for so many different reasons.  
They have lost all hope of ever being a family again.

Makes me realize how fortunate my sisters and I are to have our parents
 and each other, and to know that we can count on each other.  Yes, 
we have disagreements.  Yes we fight and argue, but at the 
end of the day we are each others biggest supporters.

What we lacked in material things we more than made up for in love.
I am very happy to have been raised to appreciate others, to be grateful,
 and to always always be thankful for all the kindness and goodness life has
 given/showered us with.  Like every family we have our difficult times,
 but with the right support system we tend to bounce right back up.

Remember everyone, don't lose hope for you never know what tomorrow may bring.
There have been times I have felt like giving up.  Some days it just seems too 
much to handle, but then I get a little pep talk with Arvid or one of my family
 member or my friend Anna, and suddenly it is "all right" again.  It comes 
and it goes, but one thing for sure I bounce back and hopefully always will.

Hope is the little voice you hear whisper "maybe"
when it seems the entire world is shouting "no!"