Posted by: 12stepgolf | November 27, 2009

The Morning After:

“The process of living, for each of us is pretty similar. For every gain there is a setback. For every success, a failure. For every moment of joy, a time of sadness. For every hope realized, one is dashed”….Sue Atchley Ebaugh

We usually need the sorrow along with the joy of life, if we are to gain new insights. Our failures keep us humble, our joys give us hope.

Life is a process of growth. Let us all accept the variations in gratitude. Each of you and the times we live in bless me. I will find gratitude, because we live in interesting times.

“What is faith? Is it to believe that which is evident? No. It is perfectly evident to my mind that there exists a necessary, eternal, supreme, and intelligent being. This is no matter of faith, but of reason.”…..Voltaire

On Thanksgiving Day, we are posed with the question, “To what and for what, do we give thanks for the life we have been given?”

The answers do not come easily.  We must find within each occurrence in our living, some meaning and reason.  Life really is not an accident.  If we truly would sit down and inventory our journey, we would be able to discover that we have been the navigators of our lives.  We have made our decisions every step of the way.  Our disappointments have also been a result of our mapping.  We enter situations as a choice, there is not given a guarantee that the outcome will meet with our approval, but we did take the chance.

We have been under the misunderstanding that we should live some magical and charmed life.  We have missed the reality of the Universe, there is a balance.  For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Whatever draws or presses another is as much drawn or pressed by that other.

We see the ancient teaching of Ecclesiastic 3:1-8, and find truth in the past:

“To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven


If little labour, little are our gains:
Man’s fortunes are according to his pains.

Hesperides 752


If we just sit there and blame others for our fate, we have given others power over our lives.  We have entered into the world of powerlessness.  Are we really victims or just too lazy to find the truth?  Are we waiting for “Godot” before we see that we are capable, and called to grow and mature into contributors to this thing we call “life”?

I hope everyone had a pleasant Thanksgiving


  1. I can’t posibly agree with the above post, and would like to pick up on a few of the OP’s points. Not everyone will see your point of view and though I am one of them, I do respect your right to have your view. Either way I have enjoyed reading The Morning After: 12stepgolf's Blog.

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