Sunday, February 8, 2009

why?

why is there pain?
why do some people have (what seems to be) bad luck?
why are there people who just can't seem to find happiness, no matter how hard they try?
why does "bad" consistently happen to "good" people?
why is there pain?

i know there's a plan for everyone, and a reason for everything, and G-d sure knows what He's doing, but it doesn't make it any easier. deaths, miscarriages, poverty, illness, there's always someone who's down on their luck. there's always someone worse off than myself. it makes me count my blessings when i hear of other peoples' misfortunes. so i didn't get the classes i wanted. so i spent a whole weekend doing homework instead of catching up with a friend, or reading a book i wanted to read. all that pales in comparison to real misery. and i can't complain because i am lucky enough to walk down a road with only minor bumps and cracks, and not gaping potholes.

i am truly blessed.

8 comments:

Mikeinmidwood said...

And Im thankful I am only getting cuts on my legs every day, by accident.

NotaGeek! said...

Great post...
I'm happy to see the good in every situation, but don't ignore the bad either.
I'm happy with what I have...

Dry Eyes said...

Pain is for good, to inspire us to grow more and pull us out of the quagmire of our daily lives. B"H for pain.

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

when it all comes down to it we see that there are those more and less fortunate than us. Hashem gives us what we can handle, so we have pain, but we can survive it, and use it to make us become better. Sometimes the small pain is what makes the pleasure that comes after it more enjoyable.

Bilingual said...

If you ever figure out the answer to the questions that start your post, please, please let me know.

Anonymous said...

One should not question the actions of G-d, just accept, internalize, and try to make yourself a better person through the perception of the punishments, which are really signs of love.

nmf #7 said...

These are large existential questions...
It's hard to see pain in the world, and then feel guilty that you don't have it, or don't have it on the same level.
But- you're training to be a nurse, to alleviate pain- and there's something to that...

Anonymous said...

why is this blog so horribly boring. have you ever written something interesting to read.