It's been a rough week for many of my friends.
-> Two of my buddies got dumped recently (both out of the blue);
-> Two puppies of a very good friend of mine were attacked by a coyote (one died, the other is in rough shape);
-> A coworker's son was hit in the head with a golf ball causing swelling in his brain (he's been in an induced coma now for almost 3 weeks);
-> A friend of mine just told me her husband is cheating and she's getting divorced;
-> Another pal lost his job recently, after just getting married;
-> A friend of my Mother's just died;
... The list goes on.
I know life goes in ebbs and flows, but with the recent devastation in the southern USA, the September 11 anniversary, and many more events throughout the world happening daily, I'm starting to realize just how easy my life actually is; but also how fragile it can be.
I was starting to get a bit down myself, (through osmosis I guess), until I was reminded by a clean-up crew member in New Orleans, whom I saw on the news, that life does indeed go on.
The crewman was sweeping some garbage off the street and stopped his work for a second to yell to the camera "We'll be back up and running in time for Mardi Gras! We'll see you then!". I mean, look how motivated this guy is after going through what he just did! Wow!
Now, the story that TedTAce posted was truly heart-braking, and my heart goes out to the Torreses whom I am sure are suffering unimaginable grief with the loss of Susan.
But the topic of this thread is "The Life Just F-ing Sucks Thread
". ...and to that topic I yell BULLSHIT!
Yeah, life's tough, and sometimes it feels like every day can be a test of perseverance, but it's those who battle on who my true heroes. I'm not just talking about the Helen Kellers or the Terry Foxes of the world; I'm also talking about the Jason Torreses and anonymous clean-up workers of the world who are battling on determined to rebuild and persevere whatever life has to offer them.
I am a firm believer that what does not kill you, makes you stronger.
I guess I just needed a bit of reminding.
My hats go off to those people.
We should all be more like you.
[Edited 2005-09-13 02:54:27]