Sunday, October 16, 2005

One Good Thing (Not that there aren't more)

I have been thinking about my life this morning over a cup of hot chai. I have discovered something that I like about myself. This is something I have noticed about what I like to call the "human condition". This isn't true about everyone for they lack the capacity to deal with such things. I do not say that condescendingly but just as on observation. I will also preface what I am about to say by stating that I do not say this out of pride but out of rejoicing. Rejoicing because God has always ordered my steps, even when I thought he had nothing to do with it...I admit that some of my confession is made in faith that the parts that I lack will come, to make me whole.

I have noticed that in most of the population people tend to remember the good and forget the bad. Secularist would call these people optimist. I like to refer to these people as just having their God goggles on. However, I am a realist please don't get me wrong. I just believe that time has a way of erasing the bad things we think of, or notice in the heat of the situation. This is good. I will tell you why this is good. A person lives a long life of 75 years and has a 50/50 split of good memories and bad. That make makes for a mathematical equation of 0. Negative 50 plus positive 50 equals... Thats right!!!! Bob what do we have for contestant number 0. Please step through the invisible door to claim your invisible prize. Nothing!!!! But oppositely a person that holds more to the good than to the bad, they end up remembering the hugs, coffee, tears of joy, laughs, meals, God's visitations, you know the warm stuff that will keep you sane in tough times. That what I am going to end up with. Kris

7 comments:

Joe said...

The hugs, coffee, tears of joy, laughs, meals, God's visitations, are so much better than all the bad stuff. Better memories, too.

lee said...

good times bro...

good times indeed...

nice...

oh yeah, the ooze is pretty cool too...

Jeff said...

nice.

Eva said...

Hey - I'll have my iSight in a few days!!!

Bar Bar A said...

Found you through, Lee...great stuff you have here :)

Clay said...

Hey Kris... I've only spent a few minutes here, but I'll have to come back when I have more time. Hope you're enjoying GA.

Clay Noe

~m said...

i heard today you thought I had died. not so good friend/brother. :) I am just very occupied w/ work and my cell phone was turned off. but I have thought about you just as much as before. :) I'll do my best to contact you soon! otherwise, swing me an e-mail at iheartheroes at gmail dot com. or leave me a comment some time. love and miss you, talk to you soon!
- matt